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Stevin, Simon
LIMENEURETIKH, SIVE, PORTUUM INVESTIGANDORUM RATIO. METAPHRASTE HUG. GROTIO BATAV. LEIDEN: CHRISTOPHER RAPHELENGIUS, EX OFFICINA PLANTINIANA, 1599, PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS (ONE FULL-PAGE), WITHOUT FINAL BLANK LEAF C4, BOUND AFTER:
Estimation
6 0008 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
164
Stevin, Simon
LIMENEURETIKH, SIVE, PORTUUM INVESTIGANDORUM RATIO. METAPHRASTE HUG. GROTIO BATAV. LEIDEN: CHRISTOPHER RAPHELENGIUS, EX OFFICINA PLANTINIANA, 1599, PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS (ONE FULL-PAGE), WITHOUT FINAL BLANK LEAF C4, BOUND AFTER:
Estimation
6 0008 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Stevin, Simon
LIMENEURETIKH, SIVE, PORTUUM INVESTIGANDORUM RATIO. METAPHRASTE HUG. GROTIO BATAV. LEIDEN: CHRISTOPHER RAPHELENGIUS, EX OFFICINA PLANTINIANA, 1599, PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS (ONE FULL-PAGE), WITHOUT FINAL BLANK LEAF C4, BOUND AFTER:
Grotius, Hugo. Syntagma Arateorum: opus antiquitatis et astronomiae studiosis utilissimum. Leiden: Christopher Raphelengius, ex officina Plantiniana, 1600, printer's device on title-page, text in Greek and Latin, some printed Arabic in notes, folding engraved plate, engraved illustrations by Jacob de Gheyn, some damp-staining, small paperflaw in [alpha]1

2 works in one volume, 4to (231 x 160mm.), contemporary vellum, lacking two pairs of green silk ties, binding slightly soiled with a few repairs to edges
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Provenance

C. Cassius, inscription on title-page dated Leiden 1634, with the price of 4 florins 6 stuivers noted on the opposite page

Bibliographie

1st work: Adams S1857; 2nd work: Houzeau & Lancaster 784 ("bonne édition")

Description

Simon Stevin (1548-1620) was quartermaster-general in the Army of the States-General who wrote works on mathematics, bookkeeping and military science. This navigational treatise on finding ports with the aid of a compass, a translation of his original Dutch De Havenvinding (published by Raphelengius in 1599, and quickly translated into French, English and Latin, as here), also discusses methods of finding longitude at sea (see lot 153 for John Harrison's answer).

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