CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPHER. 1538-1612. In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius. Venice: apud Io. Baptistam Ciottum, 1603.

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPHER. 1538-1612.
In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius. Venice: apud Io. Baptistam Ciottum, 1603.

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History of Science

22 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPHER. 1538-1612.
In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius. Venice: apud Io. Baptistam Ciottum, 1603.
4to (216 x 155mm). [32], 483, [1] pp. Woodcut text illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum, minor foxing and toning, still very good.
Provenance: Astrological bookplate.

Seventh edition of this very widely used textbook. Clavius, a member of the Jesuit order, was one of the most respected astronomers in Europe. He was the main architect of the Gregorian calendar (which we use today). His commentary on the Sphaera of Sacrobosco, first published in 1570, demonstrates his adherence to the geocentric model of the universe sixty years after publication of Copernicus' De revolutionibus.
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