441
441
Moxon, Joseph (1627-1691)
A TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE: OR AN EASIE AND SPEEDY WAY TO KNOW THE USE OF BOTH THE GLOBES, CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL. LONDON: JOSEPH MOXON, 1659 
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441
Moxon, Joseph (1627-1691)
A TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE: OR AN EASIE AND SPEEDY WAY TO KNOW THE USE OF BOTH THE GLOBES, CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL. LONDON: JOSEPH MOXON, 1659 
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Moxon, Joseph (1627-1691)
A TUTOR TO ASTRONOMIE AND GEOGRAPHIE: OR AN EASIE AND SPEEDY WAY TO KNOW THE USE OF BOTH THE GLOBES, CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL. LONDON: JOSEPH MOXON, 1659 
FIRST EDITION, small 4to (191 x 135mm.), additional engraved allegorical title in Latin, engraved illustrations, many woodcut diagrams, later vellum using old document, modern folding cloth box, minor spotting and browning, vellum repaired and soiled
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Provenance

Inscribed with the signatures of Charles E. Riviere and Henry Branch; bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1989 

Literature

Tomash & Williams M140; Crone Library 221; ESTC R23159; Wing M3021

Catalogue Note

With the following issue points: A variant of the title page without "of" before spherical triangles; Numbers "2 ... 6." are enclosed within braces on title page; the words "astronomical ... triangles" are gathered by a left brace; With added engraved title (A1v); Caption title on 2C4v: "Ancient stories of the several stars ... collected from Dr. Hood"

"Moxon was born in Yorkshire but moved to London and established himself as a skilled maker of globes and maps ... This present volume is designed as a sales tool for the globes, maps and instruments available at his London establishment. In the preface he carefully states that his globes are the most up-to-date available in that they incorporate the latest geographic findings (he specifically mentions the recent Dutch discoveries of Hollandia Nova, Zelandia Nova and Van Dieman’s Land)" (Tomash & Williams).

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