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Honter, Johannes (1498-1549) De Cosmographiae Rudimentis.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
324
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Honter, Johannes (1498-1549) De Cosmographiae Rudimentis. Basel: Henricus Petrus, 1561. Five parts in one volume, lacking five preliminary leaves: a2-a6, including the following titles, I: Proclus's De Sphaera Liber I; II: Cleomedes's De Mundo; III: Aratus's Phaenomena; IV: Dionysius of Alexandria's Descriptio Orbis Habitabilis; and the first Basel edition of Honter's De Cosmographiae Rudimentis, the latter illustrated with twenty-four woodcut maps; bound in contemporary limp parchment, edges stained blue, very good, small unobtrusive stamp inside front cover, 6 x 4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

a3 [lacking five preliminary leaves: a2-a6], b8, a-e8, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8, Pp-Zz2, AA-CC2, DD-FF8.


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Alexandria, Cosmographia, Henric, Henricus, Henricus Petrus

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