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286
Horcher, Phillipp
LIBRI TRES: IN QUIBUS PRIMO CONSTRUCTIO CIRCINI PROPORTIONUM EDOCETUR. MAINZ: BALTHASAR LIPPIUS, 1605
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
286
Horcher, Phillipp
LIBRI TRES: IN QUIBUS PRIMO CONSTRUCTIO CIRCINI PROPORTIONUM EDOCETUR. MAINZ: BALTHASAR LIPPIUS, 1605
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Horcher, Phillipp
LIBRI TRES: IN QUIBUS PRIMO CONSTRUCTIO CIRCINI PROPORTIONUM EDOCETUR. MAINZ: BALTHASAR LIPPIUS, 1605
FIRST EDITION, 4to (210 x 163mm.), woodcut diagrams and illustrations (including proportional compass on title), folding woocut table with letterpress caption, nineteenth-century boards
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1989

Literature

Tomash & Williams H164; VD17 23:240372B

Catalogue Note

THE FIRST WORK TO DESCRIBE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADJUSTABLE PROPORTIONAL COMPASS, which was a precursor of the sector and could be used for enlarging or contracting diagrams according to their lengths, areas or volumes. It was apparently first developed by Joost Bürgi, and although published by Hulsius, he described just its use but not its construction.

The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing

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