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Galgemair, Georg (1564-1619)--Georg Brentel (1581-1634)
KURTZER GRÜNDLICHER GEBESSERTER UNND VERMEHRTER UNDERRICHT, ZUBEREITUNG UND GEBRAUCH, DER HOCHNUTZLICHEN MATHEMATISCHEN INSTRUMENTEN, PORPORTIONAL SCHREGMÄSS UND CIRCKELS, BENEBENS DEM FUNDAMENT DESS VISIERENS. [AUGSBURG]: STEPHAN MICHELSPACHER; ULM: JOHANNES MEDER, 1615
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
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Galgemair, Georg (1564-1619)--Georg Brentel (1581-1634)
KURTZER GRÜNDLICHER GEBESSERTER UNND VERMEHRTER UNDERRICHT, ZUBEREITUNG UND GEBRAUCH, DER HOCHNUTZLICHEN MATHEMATISCHEN INSTRUMENTEN, PORPORTIONAL SCHREGMÄSS UND CIRCKELS, BENEBENS DEM FUNDAMENT DESS VISIERENS. [AUGSBURG]: STEPHAN MICHELSPACHER; ULM: JOHANNES MEDER, 1615
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
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Galgemair, Georg (1564-1619)--Georg Brentel (1581-1634)
KURTZER GRÜNDLICHER GEBESSERTER UNND VERMEHRTER UNDERRICHT, ZUBEREITUNG UND GEBRAUCH, DER HOCHNUTZLICHEN MATHEMATISCHEN INSTRUMENTEN, PORPORTIONAL SCHREGMÄSS UND CIRCKELS, BENEBENS DEM FUNDAMENT DESS VISIERENS. [AUGSBURG]: STEPHAN MICHELSPACHER; ULM: JOHANNES MEDER, 1615
Second edition, small 4to (190 x 150mm.), 1 woodcut folding plate, 1 engraved folding plate, woodcut illustrations in text, old vellum, red edges, modern spine label, manuscript slip pasted on upper cover, p.108 rightly numbered, minor worming, tears to folding plates, vellum slightly soiled, lacking string ties
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Provenance

Wolfgang Engelbrecht von Auersperg (1610-1673), inscription dated 1655; Princes of Auersperg, Castle Lesensteinleithen, Upper Austria; Johanna Auersperg de Mailhos of Montevideo, Uruguay, sale in these rooms, 14 June 1982, lot 146, H.P. Kraus, £300; bought from W.P. Watson, London, 1999

Literature

Tomash & Williams B243; VD17 12:654449V (with “unnd vermehrter” and "Porportional" printed on title); cf. VD17 32:632840H (“und vermehrter” and “Proportional”) and 23:236794Z (“unnd vermehrter” and “Proportional”)

Catalogue Note

"Second, greatly expanded edition of a primer describing the construction & use of two instruments — a proportional compass (Circkel) and lineal compass (Schregmäß) — for the measurement of geometrical solids and lines, respectively. This 1615 edition is ninety-five pages longer than the initial pamphlet (1610), and substitutes an engraved plate for the second woodcut plate of the first edition. The construction of the instruments is described and the geometry and measurement of increasingly complex solids and linear configurations are explained" (Smithsonian Libraries).

"Georg Brentel was a painter and engraver who published plans for sundials (the paper could be glued to boards to make a dial). Little is known about him other than that he was a pupil of Philipp Apian (the son of the famous mathematician and instrument maker Peter Apian). This expanded version of Brentel’s 1610 publication treats the same basic instruments (sector and proportional compass) but includes many examples of finding volumes, gauging, weights and measures, etc. An unusual printer’s device occupies the final page" (Tomash & Williams).

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