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García de Céspedes, Andrés (1560-1611)
LIBRO DE INSTRUMENTOS NUEVOS DE GEOMETRIA MUY NECESSARIOS PARA MEDIR DISTANCIAS, Y ALTURAS, SIN QUE INTERVENGAN NUMEROS, COMO SE DEMUESTRA EN LA PRACTICA. MADRID: JUAN DE LA CUESTA, 1606
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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García de Céspedes, Andrés (1560-1611)
LIBRO DE INSTRUMENTOS NUEVOS DE GEOMETRIA MUY NECESSARIOS PARA MEDIR DISTANCIAS, Y ALTURAS, SIN QUE INTERVENGAN NUMEROS, COMO SE DEMUESTRA EN LA PRACTICA. MADRID: JUAN DE LA CUESTA, 1606
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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García de Céspedes, Andrés (1560-1611)
LIBRO DE INSTRUMENTOS NUEVOS DE GEOMETRIA MUY NECESSARIOS PARA MEDIR DISTANCIAS, Y ALTURAS, SIN QUE INTERVENGAN NUMEROS, COMO SE DEMUESTRA EN LA PRACTICA. MADRID: JUAN DE LA CUESTA, 1606
4to (200 x 144mm.), woodcut initials and headpiece, woodcut illustrations, later vellum-backed marbled boards, paper flaw in lower margin of N1, binding slightly rubbed
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Provenance

bought from B. & L. Rootenberg Rare Books, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1999

Literature

Tomash & Williams G27; Palau 98620; Pérez Pastor, II, 935; USTC 5016708

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. García de Céspedes, cosmographer to Philip III, wrote several works (see the list on [paraph]2), of which only two were printed, the present work and a treatise on navigation. This work covers military surveying and ballistics, as well as the location and transportation of drinking water.

The headpiece at the start of the text contains native American motifs. Juan de la Cuesta was the printer of the first edition of Don Quixote.

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