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Zumbach von Coesfeld, Lothar (1664-1727)
PARADOXUM NOVUM MECHANICO-ASTRONOMICUM. HOC EST PLANETOLABIUM, HACTENUS DIU MULTUMQUE DESIDERATUM. LEIDEN: DANIEL VAN GAASBEECK, 1691
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Zumbach von Coesfeld, Lothar (1664-1727)
PARADOXUM NOVUM MECHANICO-ASTRONOMICUM. HOC EST PLANETOLABIUM, HACTENUS DIU MULTUMQUE DESIDERATUM. LEIDEN: DANIEL VAN GAASBEECK, 1691
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Zumbach von Coesfeld, Lothar (1664-1727)
PARADOXUM NOVUM MECHANICO-ASTRONOMICUM. HOC EST PLANETOLABIUM, HACTENUS DIU MULTUMQUE DESIDERATUM. LEIDEN: DANIEL VAN GAASBEECK, 1691
FIRST EDITION, 4to (205 x 145mm.), title printed in red and black with woodcut printer’s device, initials within woodcut borders, 4 folding engraved plates, contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, binding rubbed, joints starting
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1995

Literature

Tomash & Williams Z14; Hoogendoorn p.1004 ZumL01; STCN 208182357; Zinner, p.598

Catalogue Note

The author had studied at Trier and Cologne and in 1685 became mathematician to the Elector of Trier; in 1688, he matriculated in Leiden, where he received a doctorate in medicine. He remained in Leiden as an unsalaried lecturer, until appointed in 1708 professor of mathematics in Kassel.

In this work he describes an astrolabe of his own devising, used to determine planetary positions and to predict eclipses. The work is distinguished by the charming typographical symbols for the signs of the zodiac.

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