APIANUS (PETRUS) and GEMMA FRISIUS Cosmographia, sive descriptio universi orbis
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APIANUS (PETRUS) and GEMMA FRISIUS Cosmographia, sive descriptio universi orbis
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Newton and the Science Library of Rupert and Marie Boas Hall
APIANUS (PETRUS) and GEMMA FRISIUS
Cosmographia, sive descriptio universi orbis, woodcut of a globe on title, woodcut ornaments and initials, folding woodcut world map, woodcut diagrams throughout (5 with volvelles, one of these with parts detached), some foxing and browning, corner of OO3 torn away, ownership signature of Johann Matthias Gesner (?1691-1761, German scholar and friend of Bach), later calf preserving contemporary vellum spine and blind-stamped panels, upper joint cracked [cf. Wellcome 346, variant issue], 4to (233 x 165mm.), Antwerp, Jean Bellère, 1584
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