SACRO BOSCO (JOHANNES DE) Sphaera mundi, Venice, [printed by Bonetus Locatellus] for Octavianus Scotus, 4 October 1490
Lot 54
SACRO BOSCO (JOHANNES DE)
Sphaera mundi, Venice, [printed by Bonetus Locatellus] for Octavianus Scotus, 4 October 1490
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 10,781) inc. premium

Lot Details
SACRO BOSCO (JOHANNES DE)
Sphaera mundi, 48 leaves, 41 lines, roman letter, full-page allegorical woodcut, numerous woodcut illustrations (6 printed in colours), printers device in red at end, margins slightly foxed or dampstained, later boards, hinges cracked [BMC V 438; Goff J409; HC 14113; ISTC ij00409000], 8vo (215 x 160mm.), Venice, [printed by Bonetus Locatellus] for Octavianus Scotus, 4 October 1490

Footnotes

  • Fifth collected edition of astronomical works by Sacro Bosco, attractively printed in red and black. The first part deals with the treatise on the sphere by the thirteenth-century astronomer Sacro Bosco. Also included are tracts by Johannes Müller of Königsberg Disputationes contra cremonensia deliramenta and Georg von Peurbach Theoricae novae planetarum. The woodcuts echo those in the Erhard Ratdolt edition of 1485 and are identical to the Venetian edition of 1488, published by De Sanctis.

    Provenance; Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921, Royal Axminster carpet manufacturer and Japanese art collector), armorial bookplate.
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