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      With woodcut device on title and colophon, decorated woodcut border to first page of text and numerous woodcut diagrams. Contemporary English calf, neatly rebacked, remains of ties, later endpapers. A very good copy. Editio princeps of Euclid's Elements and of the important commentary by Proclus on the first book. The first printing of Euclid in 1482 was a Latin translation from an Arabic manuscript, but the original Greek text did not appear for a further half-century. The Greek text was edited by Simon Grynaeus, a German Protestant theologian and philologist. This edition is also important for the innovation of geometrical diagrams within the text, rather than in the margins as had been the case with the earlier printed editions.& & The commentary by the Neoplatonist mathematician and philosopher Proclus on the first book of the Elements is the earliest extant criticism of Euclid's fifth postulate on the existence of parallel lines, the study of which led, after a further fifteen hundred years of effort, to the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry by Gauss, Bolyai and Lobachevsky. It is also the first printing of the earliest work on the philosophy of mathematics. "Because of his interest in the principles underlying mathematical thought and their relation to ultimate philosophical principles, Proclus' commentary is a notable - and also the earliest - contribution to the philosophy of mathematics. Its numerous references to the views of Euclid's predecessors and successors, many of them otherwise unknown to us, render it an invaluable source for the history of science" (DSB).&

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        ".Duodecima. Asie.. Tabula."

      Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut, 28x26,5cm Ulm (1482) - 1486 Single page map of "Taprobana" (i.e. Ceylon, Sri Lanka) on a double page sheet. Verso one page text with the hand-coloured initial "D". Excellent example.. Excellent example. Campbell 205

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        "Tabula. Moderna Italie"

      Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut, 35,2x53,5cm Ulm (1482) - 1486 Verso an ornamental woodcut initial with text. A fine copy of the much sought after important map of Italy.. Mostly verso a weak general age tone and some browning. Campbell no. 206

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        "Quarta. Europe. Tabula"

      Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut, 37,8x40,3cm Ulm (1482) - 1486 On the reverse one page text including the painted initial "Q".While the Ulm editions present a new "modern" map of Scandinavia and the North (see no. 32) the publishers continued to include the traditional Ptolemy map of the Northern Europe. The Ptolemy text refers to four "Scandian islands" and a "Scandia" placed north of Germany, east of Jutland. This was how the outermost North was depicted on the traditional Ptolemy maps and described in the ancient text.. Excellent. W.B. Ginsberg "Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic 1482 - 1601" Entry 1 and pp. 1 - 13, illustrated p. 7, Campbell 183

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        "Tabula. Moderna Hispanie"

      Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut, 38,8x52,6cm Ulm (1482) - 1486 A curious feature with the "modern" map of Spain (and Portugal) is that the separate woodblock of the title text was placed along the bottom of the map upside down by mistake. No text verso. A gorgeous example of the important incunabula map.. Campbell no. 208

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        "Prima. Europe. Tabula"

      Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut, 37,5x52,5cm Ulm (1482) - 1486 A most attractive copy of the famous incunabula map. On the reverse one page text including the painted initial "P".. Upper margin slightly reduced just affecting the top of the letter "P". Two small pinholes. All over excellent. Campbell no. 180

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        ".Sexta. Asie..Tabula."

      Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut, 29x50,7cm Ulm (1482) - 1486 Superb incunabula map of Arabia. On the reverse one page text including the painted initial "S".. Some light discoloration in the eastern part of the sea only. Excellent example of the important map. Campbell no. 199

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