144
144
Danti, Egnazio (1536-1586)
TRATTATO DELL'USO ET DELLA FABBRICA DELL'ASTROLABIO… CON L'AGGIUNTA DEL PLANISFERIO DEL ROJAS. FLORENCE: HEIRS OF BERNARDO GIUNTA, 1569
Estimate
1,2001,800
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144
Danti, Egnazio (1536-1586)
TRATTATO DELL'USO ET DELLA FABBRICA DELL'ASTROLABIO… CON L'AGGIUNTA DEL PLANISFERIO DEL ROJAS. FLORENCE: HEIRS OF BERNARDO GIUNTA, 1569
Estimate
1,2001,800
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Danti, Egnazio (1536-1586)
TRATTATO DELL'USO ET DELLA FABBRICA DELL'ASTROLABIO… CON L'AGGIUNTA DEL PLANISFERIO DEL ROJAS. FLORENCE: HEIRS OF BERNARDO GIUNTA, 1569
FIRST EDITION, 4to (220 x 150mm.), woodcut device on title with the Medici arms on a globe depicting Asia and Africa, woodcut initials and diagrams, old vellum, new endpapers, modern folding cloth box
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Provenance

J: Delphinus, early inscription on title, deleted; Antonio Santini (1577-1662, the merchant and mathematician, a friend of Galileo's who is mentioned in the Difesa, and who later became a monk of the Somaschan order and was buried at Montecitorio), title-page inscribed: Ex libris Antii Santinii; Chiesa di San Biagio a Montecitorio, Rome, title-page inscribed: Sancti Blasii Montis Citorii de Urbe Cong[regation]is Som[asch]ae; bought from Luigi Gonnelli & figli, Florence, 1993, Catalogue 33, item 336

Literature

Tomash & Williams D5; Edit16 15995; Riccardi i, 389; USTC 825459

Catalogue Note

One of the earliest astronomical treatises in Italian, subsequently expanded and reissued by the Giunta press in 1578. Danti worked in Florence under the patronage of Cosimo de' Medici, for whom he painted frescos of maps of the different regions of the world, following Ptolemy, in the Palazzo Vecchio. He later taught mathematics in Bologna and became papal cosmographer.

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