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THE PARIS COSMOGRAPHIA OF APIANUS
WITH THE WORLD MAP & WITH VOLVELLES INTACT


APIANUS, Petrus. Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per gemmam Frisium…. Paris, Viviantius Gaultherot, 1553 (1551 col).

An attractive and genuine example – with all volvelles present – of this copiously illustrated Paris edition (1553) of one of the most important astronomical and geographic texts of the Renaissance, Petrus Apianus’ Cosmographia. The work’s large, cordiform world map contains the most influential 16th-century representation of the New World (with South America labelled ‘America’ and North America depicted as a long strip of land labeled ‘Baccalearum,’ or ‘Land of Cod’).
$12,500


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Trigonometry For The Practicing Astronomer


CAGNOLI, Antonio. Trigonometria Piana e Sferica. Paris, Francesco Ambrogio Didot, 1786.

First edition of, according to Lalande, the best book of the period on trigonometry and its application to astronomy.
$975


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CALCAGNINI, Celio. Opera Aliquot. Basel, March 1544.

First edition of this collection of writings of the Ferrarese humanist, posthumous but all appearing for the first time, including his proto-Copernican dissertation advocating the movement of the earth.
$16,500


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CAVALIERI, Bonaventura / DAVISI, Urbano, ed.. Sfera Astronomica del Padre Bonaventura Cavalieri Lettore Primario delle Matematiche nello Studio di Bologna Con l'uso della Figura, e prattiche di Essa... Rome, Molo, 1690.

Rare first edition, second issue (?) of this work on planetary astronomy and selected physics problems by the great Bolognese mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri, as edited by his disciple Urbano Davisi.
$7,500


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THE MOST IMPORTANT ASTRONOMICAL WORK PUBLISHED IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND A LANDMARK OF COPERNICAN ASTRONOMY


DIGGES, Thomas. Alae seu scalae mathematicae coelorum, quibus visibilium remotissima coelorum theatra conscendi, & planetarum omnium itinera novis & inauditis methodis explorari … . London, Thomas Marsh, 1573.

$48,500


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