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Glitsch, Helmuth aus Paramaribo/Suriname

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About this Item: Weiden/Thüringen, Thomas & Hubert, 1929. Interimsbroschur. Condition: mäßig. 97 S., 23 cm, Einband staubig, Rücken und unterer Rand leicht beschädigt, unterer Rand wasserfleckig, Inhalt gut erhalten. Sprache: lat Erstausgabe. Seller Inventory # 0539-168

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Glitsch, Helmuth aus Paramaribo/Suriname

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About this Item: Weiden/Thüringen, Thomas & Hubert, 1929. Interimsbroschur. Condition: mäßig. 97 S., 23 cm, Einband staubig, Rücken und unterer Rand leicht beschädigt, unterer Rand wasserfleckig, Inhalt gut erhalten. Sprache: lat Erstausgabe. Seller Inventory # 0539-169

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Aegypti regimen quo animo susceperint et qua: Félix Marie Louis

Félix Marie Louis Jean Robiou de La Tréhonnais

Published by Rhedonis (1852)

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About this Item: Rhedonis, 1852. Couverture souple. Condition: Bon. Edition originale. In-8 broché, 113 pages. Seller Inventory # son7108

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Ptolemee, Claudius:

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About this Item: Gorle, Grafica Gutenberg, 1976. Fol. 1ere ed.. 6 feuilles (introduction) et 27 tables en couleur dans une poche en demi-cuir. Edition francaise. Le dos un peut frottee, reliure un peut tachee, les tables en tres bon etat. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 0. Seller Inventory # 162535

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Karl Kärcher (Lebensdaten unbekannt), deutscher Historiker, Geograph und Kartograph, Professor in Karlsruhe

Published by Karlsruhe: Gottlieb (Theophil) Braun (1825)

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About this Item: Karlsruhe: Gottlieb (Theophil) Braun, 1825. 1. Kupferstich von Kaercher (in der Platte signiert und datiert 1824) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem festen Büttenblatt, mit Bezeichnung aller alten germanischen Stämme nach Ptolomaeus von den Kimbern im Norden bis zu den Stämmen im südlichsten Bayern, von alter Hand gewissenhaft grenzkoloriert, bildliche Darstellung 24,5 x 35,5 cm, Blattgröße 26 x 37 cm (jeweils Höhe x Breite), sauber und bemerkenswert gut erhalten, selten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar - die seltenen Karten des Geographen und Kartographen Prof. Karl Kärcher zeichnen sich durch ungewöhnlich präzise Zeichnungen und Lagebeschreibungen aus, die auf eingehendem Studium der historischer Überlieferungen basieren. 2100 gr. Seller Inventory # LD-0045

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Karl Spruner von Merz (1803-1892), deutscher Historiker und Kartograph

Published by Gotha: Justus Perthes (1847)

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About this Item: Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1847. 1. großer Original-Stahlstich von Karl von Spruner (in der Platte signiert) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem Büttenblatt aus Karl von Spruner's Historisch-Geographischem Hand-Atlas 1847 mit dekorativ abgesetztem Plattenrand, von alter Hand grenzkoloriert, bildliche Darstellung ca. 30 x 38,5 cm, Blattgröße ca. 37 x 45 cm (jeweils Höhe x Breite), sauber und sehr gut erhalten 2100 gr. Seller Inventory # LA-0005

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PTOLEMY [PTOLEMAEUS] & WILLIAM OF MOERBEKE, transl. (VUILLEMIN-DIEM Gudrun & STEEL Carlos, eds.)

Published by Leuven, Leuven University Press 2015 (2015)

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About this Item: Leuven, Leuven University Press 2015, 2015. x + 443pp., 25cm., publisher's hardcover in grey cloth, in the series "Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, De Wulf-Mansion Centre" Series 1 volume 19, fine condition, [This is the first edition ever of Moerbeke's Latin translation, made directly from the Greek, of Ptolemy's celebrated astrological handbook "Tetrabiblos"], ISBN 978-90-5867-962-8, F97929. Seller Inventory # F97929

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Karl Spruner von Merz (1803-1892), deutscher Historiker und Kartograph; Johann Carl Ausfeld (1782-1851), deutscher Kupferstecher, Kartograph und wissenschaftlicher Illustrator

Published by Gotha: Justus Perthes (1847)

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About this Item: Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1847. 1. großer Original-Stahlstich von Spruner (in der Platte signiert) auf rückseitig unbedrucktem schweren Büttenblatt aus Karl von Spruner's Historisch-Geographischem Hand-Atlas 1847 mit dekorativ abgesetztem Plattenrand, römischer Meilenzeiger oben links, von alter Hand gewissenhaft grenzkoloriert, bildliche Darstellung ca. 37,5 x 33 cm, Blattgröße ca. 45 x 37 cm (jeweils Höhe x Breite), in der linken unteren Ecke außerhalb der bildlichen Darstellung etwas fingerfleckig, ansonsten sauber und sehr gut erhalten 2100 gr. Seller Inventory # LE-0064

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Tabula Europae IIII, Blatt 5. Aus: Geographiiae: Claudius Ptolemaeus; Giovanni

Claudius Ptolemaeus; Giovanni Antonio Magini:

Published by Köln Peter Keschedt (1597)

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About this Item: Köln Peter Keschedt, 1597. O-Kupferstichkarte von Deutschland nach Claudius Ptolemaios aus dem zweiten Band der Geographie. Blatt mit gut sichtbarem Plattenrand. Blattgröße: 23,3 x 17,2 cm; Druckplattengröße: 17,7 x 13,6 cm. - - - Die Geographiae des Claudius Ptolemäus (90-168 n. Chr.) ist eine Anleitung den bekannten Teil der Erde (Oikumene) in Kartenform darzustellen. Die älteste noch vorhandene Quelle seines Werkes sind byzantinische Kopien aus dem 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr. Die Redaktion A umfasst 26 und die Redaktion B 64 Regionalkarten, sowie beide Quellen eine Weltkarte. 1477 erschien in Bologna die erste gedruckte Ausgabe seines Werkes. Das hier vorliegende Blatt mit der Ansicht von Deutschland "Germania Magna" ist eine exakte Kölner Kopie der letzten bedeutenden Ptolemäus-Bearbeitung von Giovanni A. Magini, die 1596 in Venedig erschien. Seller Inventory # 10286

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Centum Ptolemaei Sententiae Ad Syrum Fratrem A: Pontano, Giovanni Giovaino

Pontano, Giovanni Giovaino (Pontanus, Joannes Jovius); Ptolemaeus,Claudius (Ptolemy)

Published by Aldus & Andreas Torresano, Venice (1519)

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About this Item: Aldus & Andreas Torresano, Venice, 1519. Hardcover (Full Leather). Condition: Very Good Condition. First Edition. Contemporary calf, worn, paneled with a central Venetian device. Corners worn through, rubbing to hinges, old paper spine labels, lacking ties, but sound overall. Very light dampstain in top margin in latter sections, scattered very minor foxing, heavier to endpapers, but generally bright and clean. 301, (19) leaves. Ahmanson-Murphy 183, Adams P1860The first Aldine edition of Pontano's commentary on the Ptolemaic Centiloquium and Pontano's De rebus coelestibus, two of the central astrological texts of the Renaissance. This volume was meant to complement the two volume edition of Pontano's works published by Aldine the year previous. Size: Quarto (4to). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Philosophy. Inventory No: 045673. Seller Inventory # 045673

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About this Item: Paulum Manutius, Rome, 1562. FIRST EDITION. Dolphin and anchor device on title, Greek and Roman types, numerous woodcut diagrams. Modern full calf in an antique style, gilt fleurons on covers; an exceptionally clean copy from the library of a Jesuit college with its inscription on title dated 1645. First and only edition of Ptolemy's application of mathematics to astronomical problems. The Liber de analemmate outlines a method for finding angles used in the construction of sundials and is an "important demonstration that Greek mathematics consisted of more than 'classical' geometry. Because of its excellent commentary, the editio princeps of the Analemma is still worth consulting" (DSB XI, pp. 197-198, 205). It was edited by the noted mathematician Commandino, who appended his own work on the calibration of sundials in order to give further practical application of Ptolemy's method. Commandino (1509-1575) used a fragmentary Latin translation of an Arabic text to recover Ptolemy's complete work. Seller Inventory # 13782

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Tabulae Frisicae lunae-solares quadruplices , è, fontibus: MULERIUS Nicolaus

About this Item: Excudebat Iacobus Meesterus, typographus ordinarius, apud Wilhelmum Ianssonium, 1611. Couverture rigide. - Excudebat Iacobus Meesterus, typographus ordinarius, apud Wilhelmum Ianssonium, Amstelodami (Amsterdam) MDCXI., Pet. in-4, 464pp. (28) 77pp. (2), relié. - Édition originale, rare, illustrée d'un frontispice représentant les astronomes présents dans l'ouvrage et de figures astronomiques (d'éclipses), et de diagrammes dans le texte. Le Calendarium Romanum vetus possède une page de titre particulière, il est imprimé en rouge et noir. Tabularum emptori (p. 8) a été signé par l'auteur. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête arrachée, coiffe de queue arasée. Deux trous au troisième caisson. Cet important ouvrage astronomique contient les tables solaires et lunaires complètes de Ptolémée, Copernic, Tycho Brahe et Alfonsus. Les commentaires sont de Nicolas des Muliers (1564-1630) de Bruges, professeur de mathématique et de médecine à l'université de Groningen, puis son bibliothécaire. Il a écrit et publié plusieurs ouvrages astronomiques : Institutionum astronomicarum libri duo, 1616, Iudæorum annus lunæ-solaris : et Turc-Arabum annus merê lunaris. Des Muliers s'intéressa particulièrement à la chronologie, mais fit également de nombreuses observations astronomiques au moyen d'un télescope personnel. Des Muliers s'intéresse aux éclipses mais également aux méthodes de calcul des différents astronomes. Il comprit que les calculs astronomiques révélaient la réalité de corps astronomiques. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition. Selten. Mit einem Frontispiz, die Astronomen in der Struktur vorhanden und astronomischen Zahlen (Finsternisse), und Diagramme im Text veranschaulicht. Die "Kalendarium Romanum gekleidet 'hat eine besondere Titelseite, wird es in rot und schwarz gedruckt. 'Tabularum emptori "(S. 8) wurde vom Verfasser unterzeichnet manuscritement. Volllammfell braun Jahrgang. Zurück nachgerüstet angehoben. Teil des Titels in Rot Marokko. Zerrissen Rotator Kopf, eingeebnet Endkappe. Zwei Löcher in dem dritten Feld. Dieses wichtige Buch enthält komplette astronomische ptolemäischen Solar-und Mondtafeln, Kopernikus, Tycho Brahe und Alfonsus. Kommentare sind Nicolas von Mulier (s) (1564-1630) von Brügge, der Professor der Mathematik und Medizin an der Universität Groningen und seine Bibliothekar war. Er hat geschrieben, und mehrere astronomische Werke veröffentlicht: Institutionum astronomicarum libri duo 1616 Iudæorum annus lunae-solaris: Türkisch-und Arabum annus lunaris Mutter. Von Muliers war besonders daran interessiert, sein Studium der Chronologie, aber auch viele astronomische Fernrohr durch persönliche Beobachtungen. Das Buch ist weit davon entfernt, nur ein Gebäude, es ist eine Wiedergabe und alle Termine wurden neu berechnet, und interessiert sich Muliers Finsternisse, sondern auch Methoden für die Berechnung der verschiedenen Astronomen. Muliers verstanden vor allem als Astronomie war nicht, dass Theorien, die auf wissenschaftliche Berechnungen, sondern dass astronomische Berechnungen zeigten die Realität der Himmelskörper, und das war es nicht, was qu'enregistrait unserer Wahrnehmung. 464pp. (28) 77pp. (2). Seller Inventory # 22578

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Girolamo RUSCELLI

Published by Venezia (1560)

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About this Item: Venezia, 1560. Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1560, priva di firma. Esemplare nel primo stato, prima tiratura e prima del taglio della lastra. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su un foglio di carta vergata coeva (ottenuto da due uniti) con filigrana "scudo con fiore e stella", con pieni margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Burden, The mapping of North America, 29; Ginsberg; Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 19; Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 109; Bella, Cartografia Rara (Collezione Novacco), p. 49, 41; Borroni Salvadori, Raccolte, 3 & 4. Nordenskiold collection 7. Rarissimo esemplare, prima del testo al verso e prima della pubblicazione, con il taglio della lastra, nella Geographia di Tolomeo del Ruscelli. Girolamo Ruscelli erudito e poligrafo nativo di Viterbo, si formò a Roma ma si trasferì ben presto nel Veneto dove curò, per la tipografia Valgrisi, le edizioni di numerosi classici italiani. Ruscelli fu anche il curatore della versione riveduta e ampliata della Geographia di Tolomeo, stampata a Venezia più volte tra il 1561 e la fine del secolo. Le mappe sono basate sulle tavole di Giacomo Gastaldi compilate per l’edizione del 1548; probabilmente il Gastaldi disegnò personalmente anche queste carte, che vennero incise dai fratelli Livio e Giulio Sanuto. La peculiarità delle mappe è che sono incise due per lastra e successivamente tagliate per essere inserite nel libro, di formato in-quarto; questo il motivo per cui il segno del rame appare solo in tre lati della mappa. La carta della Scandinavia è tuttavia basata sulla Carta da Navegar di Nicolo Zeno, edita a Venezia nel 1558, e mostra la mitica isola della Frislandia. La carta del mondo è una elegante rappresentazione della classica versione della carta generale di Tolemeo. Né Burden e né Ginsberg fanno notare, tra le numerose differenze che esistono tra il primo stato della lastra e i successivi, come l’ultimo numero del margine graduato di sinistra della longitudine sia "50" nella prima edizione e in seguito corretto giustamente in "59". Burden sostiene che un solo esemplare completo di questa mappa esista oggi, quello della collezione Novacco, oggi alla Newberry Library. Rarissima. Burden "At least one example survives of the complete sheet, which tell us that in this case the sister map was the Prolemy world". A great impressions, whit plate tone, printed on single sheet (two sheets originally joined) of paper showing "shield with flower and star" watermark, full margins, perfect condition. Separately published issue of two maps—one an intriguing, early map of the northern regions and the other a Ptolemaic world map--that would also appear in the Ruscelli edition of Ptolemy’s geography. In the present form on a single sheet, however, the engraving was included in a Lafreri composite atlas. The upper map – Ruscelli’s edition of Nicolo Zeno’s 1558 work – was created by Zeno to illustrate voyages of his ancestors to Iceland and Greenland in 1380. That Zeno’s map included a number of fictional islands did not stop it from being one of the most influential depictions of the northern regions of the 16th century. The lower map is an elegant rendition of the Ptolemaic world, which represented the starting point for virtually all 16th century mapping. Examples of the 1561 first state of both of these maps found in Ruscelli’s atlas have plate marks only on the sides and at the bottom, because the maps were originally engraved on the same plate "head to head," with one upside-down relative to the other. The single sheet was then divided into two maps for inclusion in the atlas. In the case of our example, the sheet was cut at the time of publication and rejoined in order to have both maps right side up. And since there is no text on the verso, there is no chance that the maps could have originally come from the atlas. Burden, The mapping of North America, 29; Ginsberg; Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 19; Bella, Cartografia Rara (Collezione Novacco), p. 49. Seller Inventory # 4513

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About this Item: Officina Petriana, Basel, 1559. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition of an anonymous commentary on the 2nd-century A. D. Tetrabiblos by Ptolemy, a treatise on astrology that remained influential into the Middle Ages. Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos is one of the great astrological texts of antiquity, and this commentary or paraphrasis is sometimes but dubiously attributed to Proclus, under whose name it was edited in 1635 by Leone Allacci or Allatius. Also included are an introduction to the Tetrabiblos attributed to the 3rd-century Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry, and the FIRST EDITION of a treatise on solar returns ascribed to the legendary sage Hermes Trismegistus but actually by the 9th-century Muslim astrologer Albumasar. The text by “Hermes”, which begins “Sole nativitatis tempore in loco aliquo” is by Albumasar (Ja’far ibn Muhammad (Abu Ma’shar), al-Balkhi). In Arabic it is called Kitab tahawil sini almawalid (Book of the revolutions of the years of nativities). A Greek version was made of the original Arabic, and of this the first five books survive. These five books form the basis of the Latin version, of which this is the first edition. “Epitome a sectatore Abu Ma’shar saec. X nomine Abu Sa’id Ahmad ibn Abd al-Jalil, al-Sijzi. versio graeca ab ignoto Byzantino exeunte saec X. Haec reddita est Latine saec XIII fortasse anno 1262” writes Professor Pingree in his edition of the extant Greek text (Leipzig: Teubner, 1968). Ships from U.A.E. Seller Inventory # ABE-1531753690951

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Continentur in hoc Iibro. Rudimenta astronomica Alfragrani.: AL-FARGHANI, Ahmad ibn

About this Item: [Johann Petreius], Nuremberg, 1537. First edition, extremely rare, combining two major Arabic works on planetary astronomy: al-Battani?s The Motions of the Stars, printed here for the first time, and al-Farghani?s Elements of Astronomy, here in its second printed edition but the first with the additions and geometrical proofs of Regiomontanus. ?The indebtedness of Copernicus to al-Battani is well known. He quotes him fairly often, especially ? as does Peurbach ? in the chapters dealing with the problems of solar motion and of precession. Much more frequent references to him are found in Tycho Brahe?s writings and in G. B. Riccioli's New Almagest; in addition, Kepler and ? only in his earliest writings ? Galileo evidence their interest in al-Battani?s observations? (DSB, under al-Battani). The extensive annotations to the Crawford copy of De revolutionibus also clearly show that al-Battani?s observations were much studied by Erasmus Reinhold, Copernican advocate and author of the Prutenic tables (see Gingerich, Census, p. 273, who suggests that Reinhold used the 1537 Nuremberg edition of al-Battani). ?In the spring of 1464 at the University of Padua, then under Venetian control, Regiomontanus lectured on the ninth-century Muslim scientist al-Farghani. Although the main body of these lectures has not survived, ?Johannes Regiomontanus? Introductory Discourse on All the Mathematical Disciplines, Delivered at Padua When He was Publicly Expounding al-Farghani? was later published in Continentur in hoc libro Rudimenta astronomica Alfragani ?, whose first item was John of Seville?s twelfth-century Latin translation of al-Farghani?s Elements of Astronomy (Nuremberg, 1537). Also included in this volume was Plato of Tivoli?s twelfth-century Latin version, ?together with geometrical proofs and additions by Johannes Regiomontanus,? of al-Battani?s The Motions of the Stars. One such addition (to al-Battani?s chapter 11, although the printed edition misplaced it in the middle of chapter 12) may have been the germ from which Regiomontanus subsequently developed the earliest statement of the cosine law for spherical triangles ? he was the first to formulate this fundamental proposition of spherical trigonometry? (DSB, under Regiomontanus). The volume begins with Regiomontanus? oration on al-Farghani, which ?deserves to be called the first modern history of mathematics? (Goulding, pp. 8-9), and an introduction to Euclid, both published here for the first time. ABPC/RBH list only a copy sold by Sotheby?s in 1934 and a fragment (al-Farghani only) offered by Goldschmidt in 1952.?Battani (850-929) was one of the most influential astronomers of the early Islamic period. He was particularly well known for the accuracy of his observations, which he carried out at Raqqa in northern Syria over a period of 40 years . In Raqqa, Battani devoted considerable financial resources to establish a private observatory at which he regularly conducted observations during the period from 877 to 918. Among the instruments that he is known to have used are a gnomon, horizontal and vertical sundials, a triquetrum, parallactic rulers, an astrolabe, a new type of armillary sphere, and a mural quadrant with an alidade. For several of these instruments, Battani recommended sizes of more than a meter in order to increase the accuracy of the observations. In 901, Battani observed a solar and a lunar eclipse in Antioch.?The accuracy of Battani?s observations of equinoxes and solstices, as judged from the one existing report and his determination of the lengths of the seasons, is not much inferior to that of Tycho Brahe 700 years later. This remarkable achievement must have been due to a careful construction and alignment of his large instruments, as well as to a clever method of combining multiple observations of the same type of phenomenon (which was certainly not simple averaging). The value obtained by Battani for the Ptolemaic solar eccentricity, expressed sexagesimally as 2;4,45 parts out of 60, is almost. Seller Inventory # 4037

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De triangulis planis et sphaericis. (.) quae: REGIOMONTANUS, SANTBECH, Daniel

About this Item: (Heinrich Petri & Peter Perna), Basel, 1561. ______ Format : In-folio. [308 x 205 mm] Collation : (8), 146, (38) pp. Reliure : Maroquin citron, dos à nerfs orné du chiffre de Thou, plats aux armes du même, encadrements dorés, (Reliure de l'époque.). ____ Première édition donnée par Daniel Santbech de cet ouvrage de Regiomontanus. Il l'a revu et commenté à la lumière des découvertes de Copernic. Rédigé en 1464, ce texte n'a été publié pour la première fois qu'en 1533 à Nuremberg. Illustré de très nombreux bois gravés dans le texte. Relié à la suite : SANTBECH. Problematum astronomicorum et geometricorum sectiones septem. Basileae, Per Henrichum Petri, et Petrum Pernam, 1561. In-folio de (20), 294, (2) pp. Première édition. Une suite de l'ouvrage précédent, qui traite des applications pratiques. La plus grande partie est consacrée à l'astronomie et ses instruments. L'auteur traite aussi des cadrans solaires, de géographie, de navigation, d'arpentage, de balistique. Le mathématicien et astronome Daniel Santbech était hollandais. En 1651, Riccioli a donné son nom à un cratére de la Lune. Relié avec : - REGIOMONTANUS, PEURBACH. In Ptolemaei magnam compositionem, quam almagestum vocant, libri tredecim. Conscripti à Joanne Regiomontano . ; in quibus vniversa doctrina de coelestibus motibus, magnitudinibus, eclipsibus &c., in epitomen redacta, proponitur. Nuremberg, J. Berg, U. Neuber, 1550. In-folio de (116) ff. Troisième édition de la première traduction complète, donnée par Peurbach et Regiomontanus à partir d'un manuscrit grec découvert à Byzance. (La première Venise, 1496, la 2e Bâle, 1543). Titre en noir et rouge et nombreux bois gravés dans les marges. Exemplaire dans une magnifique reliure en maroquin aux armes et au chiffre de JACQUES-AUGUSTE DE THOU. Ce volume porte ses seules armes et a donc été relié avant 1587, date de son premier mariage. Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) commença sa collection vers 1573. Ce fameux bibliophile a rassemblé des milliers de livres sur tous les sujets, mais, il est cependant rare de rencontrer un livre de science portant ses armes. Celui-ci a été particulièrement bien relié, dans un maroquin précieux, probablement de Turquie. *-------* First edition given by Daniel Santbech. He revised and augmented this work by Regiomontanus, according to Copernicus' discoveries. Written in 1464, it was published for the first time in 1533 in Nuremberg and this is here the third edition. "The first systematic treatise on plane and spheric trigonometry to be published in Europe. (.) With 'De triangulis' trigonometry was established as an independent discipline. Regiomontanus' original purpose, however, had been to furnish astronomers with a mathematical technique essential for their studies, and in this De triangulis had a success perhaps greater than its author could have dreamed of. For in 1539 Georg Joachim Rheticus presented a copy of the work's 1533 edition as a gift to Copernicus. The great astronomer had already written the trigonometrically-based portion of his De Revolutionibus without knowledge of his predecessor's treatise. After reading the new book, Copernicus modified the presentation of several of his own indispensable theorems by inserting two leaves in the manuscript of the De Revolutionibus. Hence, Rheticus' remark that Regiomontanus began the reconstruction of astronomy that Copernicus completed takes on a fuller meaning." (Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics). Bound with: SANTBECH. Problematum astronomicorum and geometricorum sectiones septem . Basileae, Per Henrichum Petri, and Petrum Pernam, 1561. First edition. A continuation with practical applications of the previous work. Most of the book is devoted to astronomy and its instruments. The author also deals with sundials, geography, navigation, surveying, ballistics . Daniel Santbech (fl. 1561) was a Dutch mathematician and astronomer. In 1651, Riccioli gave his name to a crater on the Moon. Both volumes are illustrated with many woodcuts in text. Bound with: - In Ptol. Seller Inventory # 16540

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Claudius Ptolemy / Lorenz Fries

Published by Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1522 (1522)

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About this Item: Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1522, 1522. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Folio, title printed in red and black within elaborate woodcut border, 27 double-page maps of the ancient world, 22 double-page maps of the modern world, one full-page map of Lotharingia on verso of map of Scandinavia (34), together 50 woodcut maps. Third edition of “Géographie” by Ptolemy published in Strasbourg, and the First of Four editions published by Lorenz (Laurent) Fries after Waldseemüller, illustrated with 50 maps engraved in wood. The maps prepared by L. Fries, are reduced versions of Martin Waldseemüller’s maps of 1513 with three new maps added by Fries. One of the more important maps is showing the earliest printed representation of the China and Japan region in a European Atlas. The map draws from information derived from Marco Polo including Tibet (Tibet), Cianba, Bangal (Bengal), Mangi (Manchu) Tangut and Cathai (Cathay) shown in present-day Manchuria. A conical-shaped Japan taken from the earlier outlines of Contarini and Waldseemüller appears off the coasts of China, a note indicating that its people are idolatrous and totally independent, not playing the customary tributes to the Chinese Emperor. A wonderfully vivid vignette depicts the Kublai Khan seated in a tented encampment. The atlas follows the arrangement of Waldseemuller’s edition, with the maps divided into two sections: the Ptolemaic maps, with the world map at the end, and then the series of modern maps. The Ptolemaic corpus is standard. The modern section is copied, on a reduced format, from the maps prepared by Waldseemuller for the 1513 Strasbourg Ptolemy, and accordingly contains the new maps of the North America and the West Indies, Lorraine, Switzerland, Crete, North Africa, Southern Africa, Southern Asia and the World. To that group, Fries has added three maps: South East Asia and the East Indies, China and Japan, and a navigational map of the World. The two former are the first separate printed maps of the regions they depict. Waldseemuller’s edition has been termed the first modern atlas, because the 20 new maps show all parts of the world based on contemporary knowledge. While one might disagree with that conclusion, as the context and arrangement of the volume remains Ptolemaic in concept, the section of new maps proved very influential. Rare, no copies at auction. Ships from U.A.E. Seller Inventory # ABE-1531844477013

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