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THE CASSINI LUNAR MAP
COMPLETE WITH THE LADY OF THE MOON
(if you can find her)


CASSINI, Jean-Dominique / JANINET, Jean-François. Réduction de la grande Carte de la Lune de J. Dom. Cassini. [Paris], [J.-D. Cassini], [1788].

Very rare first and only edition of this separately issued ‘petite’ lunar map published in 1788 by Jean-Dominique Cassini (1748-1845) updating with explanatory text for a more general audience the groundbreaking 1679 map of his famous great-grandfather, Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712).
$8,500


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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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CORONELLI’S COUNTER-PROOF CELESTIAL GLOBE GORES


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Complete set of counterproof plates of globe gores and calottes for a 3.5-foot diameter celestial globe]. Venice, Coronelli, 1698.

Exceedingly rare complete set of the counter-proof version of the engraved gores for Coronelli’s 3.5-foot celestial globe. This issue is before the addition of the engraved captions and figures. It was intended to show the heavens as they would appear to an observer on earth, as opposed to the conventional celestial globe that represents the stars as seen on an imaginary sphere from the outside. This copy is in exceptional original condition: a set of untrimmed sheets in their original binding, exactly as they would be received by a globe maker.
$125,000


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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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GALGEMAYR’S PROPORTIONAL COMPASS


GALGEMAYR, G.. Organon logikon, Kurtzer grundtlicher...Underricht, Zuberaitung und gebrauch, Des Circkels Schregmess und Linial in wahrer proportion. Augsburg, Weh, 1655.

Rare edition and a fine copy of Galgemayr's very influential text describing the construction & use of two instruments, a proportional compass and a lineal compass for the measurement of volumes and surfaces.
$9,500


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