Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
218

Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Description

MARINONI, GIOVANNI GIACOMO

De astronomica specula domestica et organico apparatu astronomico libri duo. Vienna: Leopoldus Joannes Kaliwoda, 1745


folio (349 x 244mm.), engraved frontispiece, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette of a map of Vienna, engraved illustrations (some full-page) and headpiece, woodcut ornaments, 43 folding engraved plates, last leaf with errata and instructions to binder (in Latin and German), contemporary vellum, red morocco lettering-piece, a few plates creased or damaged with slight loss, frontispiece and binding slightly soiled


FIRST EDITION of this luxuriously printed and illustrated work, which describes and illustrates the astronomical instruments in the private observatory of Marinoni, mathematician and astronomer to the Imperial Court of Austria and geodetic surveyor. Like the private observatories of Tycho Brahe and Hevelius in the two preceding centuries, Marinoni's observatory was one of the most beautiful and best equipped in Europe in his time. He built his own instruments and those illustrated here include quadrants, telescopes, micrometers, an improved Graham pendulum, and a camera obscura. Marinoni left all the instruments to the Empress Maria Theresa, to whom he dedicated this work.

LITERATURE:

Riccardi ii, 119

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
Marinoni, De astronomica specula domestica, Vienna, 1745, contemporary vellum
Lot Closed