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571
Rojas Sarmiento, Juan de
COMMENTARIORUM IN ASTROLABIUM QUOD PLANISPHAERIUM VOCANT, LIBRI SEX. PARIS: MICHEL VASCOSAN, 1550
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2,0003,000
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571
Rojas Sarmiento, Juan de
COMMENTARIORUM IN ASTROLABIUM QUOD PLANISPHAERIUM VOCANT, LIBRI SEX. PARIS: MICHEL VASCOSAN, 1550
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Rojas Sarmiento, Juan de
COMMENTARIORUM IN ASTROLABIUM QUOD PLANISPHAERIUM VOCANT, LIBRI SEX. PARIS: MICHEL VASCOSAN, 1550
FIRST EDITION, 4to (233 x 156mm.), italic letter, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, woodcut initials, 2M6 blank, with index at end, modern vellum, modern folding cloth box, occasional marginal repair or restoration, with title and a few leaves with text supplied in facsimile or loss of text (title erroneously reading "Commentariorurum Astrolabium"), vellum slightly cockled
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Provenance

Ownership inscriptions on title: "Ex libris D[octo]ris Baltasiani? Cal...?", "Hieronymus Berenger? le Segu...", "Nunc ex libris S[ancti] Cayetani Major" (San Gaetano Maggiore); bought from Palinurus, Philadelphia, 1985

Literature

Tomash & Williams R108; BP16 114173; Mortimer, Harvard French 462; Palau 276066 (variant collation); USTC 150444

Catalogue Note

This work contains intricate woodcut illustrations, showing the construction of Rojas' astrolabe and its uses for measuring, surveying, map construction, among others.

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