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Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552) Cosmographia.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552) Cosmographia. Antwerp: Bontio, 1553. Large quarto, edited by Regnier Gemma Frisius (1508-1555), large woodcut of globe on title, numerous woodcut text diagrams, four fully constructed and functioning volvelles, large folding woodcut Charta Cosmographica, cum Ventorum Propria Natura et Operatione, cordiform world map (state with "Europe" appearing horizontally and the British Isles identified as "Angl" and "Scot"); marginal damage to first twelve or so leaves from worming and perhaps damp (repaired somewhat clumsily), a few corner repairs, bound in full contemporary limp parchment (fore-edge of front cover lost and repaired, overall with a contemporary feel), 8 3/4 x 6 in.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

A-H4, [folding Charta Cosmographica] K-S4.


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Keywords

Antwerp, Apian, Apianus, Communication design, Cordiform, Cosmographia, Gemma Frisius, Human behavior, Science, Volvelle, Woodcut

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