Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy')

 
  Lot 219
 

219

ASTROLABES: 'ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE; ASTROLABII', CIRCA 1513

Estimated at £2,500 - £3,500


Condition report

page height -- 16.4cm

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ASTROLABES: 'ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE; ASTROLABII', CIRCA 1513

published for Johann Stöffler, Oppenheim, title within a fine woodcut border, 33 woodcut illustrations, all but 7 full-page, illustration on B3v with a small overslip, illustration on C4v wtih folding slip, and two detached overslips, woodcut on D3v with folding flap and an overslip, arms at foot of f12, device on N6v, five astrological diagrams, very fine woodcut initials, a few leaves lightly browned, contemporary German marginalia, 17th century vellum, Oppenheim, (per Jacobum Köbel), 1513 (1512)

A fine copy of Stöffler's most famous work which appeared in several editions and served astronomers for a long time as a standard work; the last edition appeared in 1620. On f12 there are two gratulatory verses, one by Georg Simler to Jakob Köbel and the other by Melanchthon to his master Stöffler, the first appearance of Melanchthon in print. One of the astrological charts is of the Emperor, Maximilian.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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