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17
Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
INSTRUMENTUM SINUUM, SEU PRIMI MOBILIS, NUPER... INVENTUM. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1541
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2,0003,000
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17
Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
INSTRUMENTUM SINUUM, SEU PRIMI MOBILIS, NUPER... INVENTUM. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1541
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
INSTRUMENTUM SINUUM, SEU PRIMI MOBILIS, NUPER... INVENTUM. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1541
Second edition, 4to (295 x 191mm.), title printed in red and black, woodcut diagrams, modern vellum, modern folding cloth box, early manuscript annotation to c3, minor dampstaining and worming
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Provenance

bought from C.E. Rappaport, Rome, 1988, with bookseller's label

Literature

Tomash & Williams A85; USTC 666903; VD16 A3088

Catalogue Note

This is the second edition of Apianus’s Instrumentum primi mobilis, first published in 1534 (see lot 16). Although reduced in size, the text is essentially identical to the first portion of the first edition. However, Apianus has provided a new preface and has elected not to include the astronomy text of Gerardus Cremonensis issued with the first edition. The most noteworthy difference is the addition of two new leaves of text (c4-d1) describing a different form of quadrant (shown on the title page and again on leaf d1 together with supporting diagrams).

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