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Galgemair, Georg (1564-1619)--Petrus Apianus (1495-1552)
ORGANON CATHOLICUM, DAS IST: EIN ALLGEMEINES MATHEMATISCH INSTRUMENT WELCHES ALLENTHALBEN IN DER ALTEN UND NEWEN WELT NUTZLICH UND WOL KAN GEBRAUCHET WERDEN. NUREMBERG: SIMON HALBMAYER, 1626
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Galgemair, Georg (1564-1619)--Petrus Apianus (1495-1552)
ORGANON CATHOLICUM, DAS IST: EIN ALLGEMEINES MATHEMATISCH INSTRUMENT WELCHES ALLENTHALBEN IN DER ALTEN UND NEWEN WELT NUTZLICH UND WOL KAN GEBRAUCHET WERDEN. NUREMBERG: SIMON HALBMAYER, 1626
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
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Galgemair, Georg (1564-1619)--Petrus Apianus (1495-1552)
ORGANON CATHOLICUM, DAS IST: EIN ALLGEMEINES MATHEMATISCH INSTRUMENT WELCHES ALLENTHALBEN IN DER ALTEN UND NEWEN WELT NUTZLICH UND WOL KAN GEBRAUCHET WERDEN. NUREMBERG: SIMON HALBMAYER, 1626
4to (196 x 150mm.), allegorical woodcut title page showing Pythagoras and Archimedes, 2 folding woodcut plates (one on printers waste, see references), modern vellum-backed boards, modern folding cloth box, slight browning
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1982 

Literature

Tomash & Williams G2; VD17 23:289322W; VD17 23:295349Y (likely source of printers waste)

Catalogue Note

Galgemair "published a number of works on mathematical instruments. One of Galgemair’s first efforts was to reprint this description of Peter Apian’s universal instrument (first published by Phillip Apian in his 1580 work, Astrolabii). The instrument, which is useful for various kinds of astronomical sightings, is very similar to one that appears as a volvelle in 1564 edition of Peter Apian’s Cosmographia. A large folding diagram of the instrument is included in this issue" (Tomash & Williams).

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