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Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
QUADRANS APIANI ASTRONOMICUS ET IAM RECENS INVENTUS ET NUNC PRIMUM EDITUS. INGOLSTADT: PETRUS APIANUS, 1532
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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14
Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
QUADRANS APIANI ASTRONOMICUS ET IAM RECENS INVENTUS ET NUNC PRIMUM EDITUS. INGOLSTADT: PETRUS APIANUS, 1532
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
QUADRANS APIANI ASTRONOMICUS ET IAM RECENS INVENTUS ET NUNC PRIMUM EDITUS. INGOLSTADT: PETRUS APIANUS, 1532
Folio (283 x 190mm.), title printed in red and black, incorporating a woodcut diagram, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text including astronomical instruments, figures of the zodiac and so on, later half vellum
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Provenance

Königliche Kreis- und Stadtbibliothek, Augsburg, inkstamps; bought from Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, 1984, Catalogue 66, item 6, $3750

Literature

Tomash & Williams A86; USTC 689194; VD16 A3110

Catalogue Note

RARE. “This is the first edition of Apian’s work describing his astronomical quadrant. In an attempt to reach a broader public, Apian revised and extended this material and published it in German the next year under the title Instrument Buch [see lot 15]… The work describes a solar quadrant of the author’s invention that was intended to measure the time of day” (Tomash & Williams).

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