498
498
Palmer, John (1612-1679)
THE CATHOLIQUE PLANISPHAER. WHICH MR BLAGRAVE CALLETH THE MATHEMATICAL JEWEL. LONDON: JOSEPH MOXON, 1658
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8001,200
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498
Palmer, John (1612-1679)
THE CATHOLIQUE PLANISPHAER. WHICH MR BLAGRAVE CALLETH THE MATHEMATICAL JEWEL. LONDON: JOSEPH MOXON, 1658
Estimate
8001,200
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Palmer, John (1612-1679)
THE CATHOLIQUE PLANISPHAER. WHICH MR BLAGRAVE CALLETH THE MATHEMATICAL JEWEL. LONDON: JOSEPH MOXON, 1658
FIRST EDITION, small 4to (190 x 135mm.), engraved additional pictorial title, 4 plates (3 woodcut, one engraved), numerous illustrations in text (most woodcut, 2 engraved), with additional leaf at end of Book IV (p.144), a few manuscript notes including on engraved plate, half calf, pages browned and soiled at edges throughout, slight spotting, title browned and soiled, binding rebacked
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Provenance

Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label; H.P. Kraus, New York, Catalogue 169, item 113, $2,600; bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams P12; ESTC R11098; Houzeau & Lancaster 12053; Taylor, Tudor & Stuart 243; Wing P248

Catalogue Note

Three of the plates are tipped onto the outer edge of text leaves "so as it may ly open while that chapter is reading". The additional title shows a lady working with Palmer's instrument.

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