16
16
Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
INSTRUMENTUM PRIMI MOBILIS, NUNC PRIMUM ET INVENTUM ET IN LUCEM EDITUM. ACCEDUNT IIS GEBRI FILII AFFLA HISPALIENSIS ASTRONOMI VETUSTISSIMI PARITER ET PERITISSIMI, LIBRI IX. DE ASTRONOMIA, ANTE ALIQUOT SECULA ARABICE SCRIPTI, ET LATINITATE DONATI, NUNC VERO OMNIUM PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITI. ACCEDUNT IIS GEBRI FILII AFFLA HISPALENSIS ASTRONOMI VETUSTISSIMI PARITER & PERITISSIMI, LIBRI IX DE ASTRONOMIA, ANTE ALIQUOT SECULA ARABICE SCRIPTI, & PER GIRARDUM CREMONENSEM LATINITATE DONATI, NUNC VERO OMNIUM PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITI. NUREMBERG: JOHANNES PETREIUS, 1534
Estimation
20 00030 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
16
Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
INSTRUMENTUM PRIMI MOBILIS, NUNC PRIMUM ET INVENTUM ET IN LUCEM EDITUM. ACCEDUNT IIS GEBRI FILII AFFLA HISPALIENSIS ASTRONOMI VETUSTISSIMI PARITER ET PERITISSIMI, LIBRI IX. DE ASTRONOMIA, ANTE ALIQUOT SECULA ARABICE SCRIPTI, ET LATINITATE DONATI, NUNC VERO OMNIUM PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITI. ACCEDUNT IIS GEBRI FILII AFFLA HISPALENSIS ASTRONOMI VETUSTISSIMI PARITER & PERITISSIMI, LIBRI IX DE ASTRONOMIA, ANTE ALIQUOT SECULA ARABICE SCRIPTI, & PER GIRARDUM CREMONENSEM LATINITATE DONATI, NUNC VERO OMNIUM PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITI. NUREMBERG: JOHANNES PETREIUS, 1534
Estimation
20 00030 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Apianus, Petrus (1495-1551)
INSTRUMENTUM PRIMI MOBILIS, NUNC PRIMUM ET INVENTUM ET IN LUCEM EDITUM. ACCEDUNT IIS GEBRI FILII AFFLA HISPALIENSIS ASTRONOMI VETUSTISSIMI PARITER ET PERITISSIMI, LIBRI IX. DE ASTRONOMIA, ANTE ALIQUOT SECULA ARABICE SCRIPTI, ET LATINITATE DONATI, NUNC VERO OMNIUM PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITI. ACCEDUNT IIS GEBRI FILII AFFLA HISPALENSIS ASTRONOMI VETUSTISSIMI PARITER & PERITISSIMI, LIBRI IX DE ASTRONOMIA, ANTE ALIQUOT SECULA ARABICE SCRIPTI, & PER GIRARDUM CREMONENSEM LATINITATE DONATI, NUNC VERO OMNIUM PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITI. NUREMBERG: JOHANNES PETREIUS, 1534
FIRST EDITION, Folio (316 x 206mm.), title printed in red and black with large woodcut vignette, full-page woodcut coat of arms, woodcut diagrams, tables, without final blank leaf, recent morocco-backed cloth
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Provenance

Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 21/I, 20-21 April 1993, lot 1066, Erwin Tomash

Bibliographie

Tomash & Williams A84, J1; USTC 666902; VD16 A3087, J8

Description

Apianus’s work marked a major advance in trigonometry: “In this volume Apian published a table of sines that, for the first time, was based on a circle with a radius of a power of ten, in this case one hundred thousand. The values of the functions were thus decimal and were easily adapted to any situation in which the defining circle was a decimal power” (Tomash & Williams).

The book also contains the earliest printing of Geber’s De Astronomia, a reworking of Ptolemy’s Almagest, but differing in the positioning of Venus and Mercury in relation to the sun, Geber contradicting Ptolemy by placing them above. Its most important influence was in the realm of spherical trigonometry.

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