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        A.] Coelii Sedulii Presbyteri cum piissimi tum doctissimi Paschale Opus, seu mirabilium divinorum libri quinqu, cum enarrationibus luculentissimis Aelii Antonii Nebrissensis. [B.] Adiunximus etiam Iuvenci Hispani Presbyteri Evangelicam Historiam eiusdem argumenti, additis et in eandem commentariis. // Omnia ad vetustissima exemplaria collata & castigata. Cum indice diligentissimo.

      kl8 (16x10), 1 wBl., [16], 542, [2] S., 1wBl., (= Sign. a-z8, A-M8), M8recto mit Druckerbezeichnung und M8verso mit Druckermarke (Schlange abwärts um Pfeil), blindgeprägter brauner Ledereinband d.Zt. über Holzdeckel, mit 2 intakte Messingschliessen (1 angerissen), Bezug an den Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen, Innenspiegel bezogen mit einer alten Handschrift, Name auf Titelblatt, gutes gepflegtes Exemplar, [VD16 S 5248].- Kolophon: 'BASILEAE, APVD BARPTHOLOMAEVM VVESTHEMERVM. ANNO M.D.XLI.'.-- Mit Einleitung von Bartholomäus Westheimer.- Enthält neben Sedulius und Iuvencus ausserdem Auszüge aus Epigrammata von Prosper Aquitanus und aus De scriptoribus ecclesiasticis von Johannes Trithemius.----[A.] Caelius (auch Coelius) Sedulius (+ um 450) war ein lateinisch-christlicher Dichter des 5. Jahrhunderts.- Als sein Hauptwerk gilt das Paschale Carmen, das in fünf Büchern die Evangelien von der Geburt Christi bis zur Himmelfahrt in Hexametern nacherzählt.-- [B.] Gaius Vettius Aquilinus Juvencus war ein hispanischer Presbyter, der zur Zeit Konstantins des Großen (306337) lebte und neben Commodian (um 270) der erste namentlich bekannte christliche Dichter.- Von seinen beiden nachgewiesensen Epen ist nur erhalten das Werk 'Evangeliorum libri quattuor' (Vier Bücher der Evangelien). Dieses Epos ist eine Evangelienharmonie in insgesamt etwa 3200 Hexametern, die sich vor allem auf das Evangelium nach Matthäus, in Teilen auch auf die Evangelien nach Lukas und Johannes stützt. Es fand schnell weite Akzeptanz in der christlichen Gelehrtenwelt. Vor allem in der Zeit der Karolinger wurde das Werk häufig rezipiert, wie die zahlreichen Handschriften aus dem 9. Jahrhundert zeigen. Erstmals gedruckt wurden die Evangeliorum libri um 1490.

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        ORATIO DE OBEDIENTIA AD INNOCENTIUM VIII].

      [Rome: Stephen Plannck, 1488-1490]. - [6] leaves, 32 lines. Type: 88G. Small quarto. Dbd. Minor soiling, heavier to last page. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise. One of two contemporary editions of the oration delivered by Vasco Fernandes de Lucena before Pope Innocent VIII on behalf of King João II of Portugal on Dec. 9, 1485. "Contains the first references in print to Portugal's maritime discoveries" - Rogers, p.6. The oration includes a summary of explorations in Africa, deeds against the Turks, and a pronouncement of Portugal's imminent discoveries in the East: "Lastly, to all these things may be added the by no means uncertain hope of exploring the Barbarian Gulf, where kingdoms and nations of Asiatics, barely known among us and then only by the most meager of information, practice very devoutly the most holy faith of the Saviour. The farthest limit of Lusitanian maritime exploration is at present only a few days distant from them, if the most competent geographers are but telling the truth" (Vasco Fernandes, translated in Francis M. Rogers' THE OBEDIENCE OF A KING OF PORTUGAL, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1958, pp.47-48). Vasco de Fernandes de Lucena (d. 1499) was a historian and physician who rose to prominence in the Portuguese court. His brothers, both also physicians, served the royal family, and he himself served as a chronicler and diplomat in the court, attending the Council of Basel in 1435 and advocating for Portuguese exploration and expansion in Africa. As the present document attests, he also spent time in Rome, lobbying for the interests of the Crown. This work is extremely rare. It was printed by the same printer who, a few years later, would issue the Rome edition of the Columbus Letter, and in format and appearance it is an almost exact precursor; the only difference is that the present work has six leaves and the Columbus Letter has four leaves. Besides describing the Portuguese thrust down the African coast and to the East, therefore it establishes the pattern Plannck used in 1493 to announce the first westward discoveries. A foundational document for the entire history of European exploration of the world. BMC IV, 93 (IA. 18366). BSB-INK V-71. GOFF V- 100. GW 9785. HC 15760*. OATES 1457. PR 3647. ISTC 97900.

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        [ORATIO DE OBEDIENTIA AD INNOCENTIUM VIII]

      [Rome: Stephen Plannck, 1490. [6] leaves, 32 lines. Type: 88G. Small quarto. Dbd. Minor soiling, heavier to last page. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise. One of two contemporary editions of the oration delivered by Vasco Fernandes de Lucena before Pope Innocent VIII on behalf of King João II of Portugal on Dec. 9, 1485. "Contains the first references in print to Portugal's maritime discoveries" - Rogers, p.6. The oration includes a summary of explorations in Africa, deeds against the Turks, and a pronouncement of Portugal's imminent discoveries in the East: "Lastly, to all these things may be added the by no means uncertain hope of exploring the Barbarian Gulf, where kingdoms and nations of Asiatics, barely known among us and then only by the most meager of information, practice very devoutly the most holy faith of the Saviour. The farthest limit of Lusitanian maritime exploration is at present only a few days distant from them, if the most competent geographers are but telling the truth" (Vasco Fernandes, translated in Francis M. Rogers' THE OBEDIENCE OF A KING OF PORTUGAL, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1958, pp.47-48). Vasco de Fernandes de Lucena (d. 1499) was a historian and physician who rose to prominence in the Portuguese court. His brothers, both also physicians, served the royal family, and he himself served as a chronicler and diplomat in the court, attending the Council of Basel in 1435 and advocating for Portuguese exploration and expansion in Africa. As the present document attests, he also spent time in Rome, lobbying for the interests of the Crown. This work is extremely rare. It was printed by the same printer who, a few years later, would issue the Rome edition of the Columbus Letter, and in format and appearance it is an almost exact precursor; the only difference is that the present work has six leaves and the Columbus Letter has four leaves. Besides describing the Portuguese thrust down the African coast and to the East, therefore it establishes the pattern Plannck used in 1493 to announce the first westward discoveries. A foundational document for the entire history of European exploration of the world. BMC IV, 93 (IA. 18366). BSB-INK V-71. GOFF V-100. GW 9785. HC 15760*. OATES 1457. PR 3647. ISTC 97900.

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        Octava Asiae Tabula

      Petrus de Turre, 1490]., [Rome, - The Himalayas Double-page engraved map, on two sheets joined, on laid paper, no watermark,trimmed to upper right margin with loss to title, several small wormholes to gutter skilfully repaired. Second Rome edition. "This handsome edition is a reprinting of the copper-plate maps of the 1478 Ptolemy [the first Rome edition by Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Buckinck, whose] maps are considered the finest Ptolemaic ones produced up to the time that the great Mercator engraved his Ptolemy of 1578. It is believed that Sweynheym was the one who first thought of applying the very new art of copper-engraving to the printing of maps, and he might have taken a hand in the actual engraving of them himself" (World Encompassed). While the Bologna edition of 1477 was the first atlas to use copperplate maps, the present series is generally regarded as superior for its clear captions, accurate projections and overall design. Also, there are indications the Bologna edition was hurried through the press: the captions were not engraved but stamped into the plates. The early Italian Ptolemys, particularly the Rome editions, are "superb testimonials of Italian craftsmanship without the picturesque but unscientific monsters of the medieval maps or the addition of the adventitious decoration of later work, relying for their beauty solely on the delicacy of their execution and the fineness of the material employed" (Tooley).

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        Undecima Asiae Tabula.

      Petrus de Turre, 1490]., [Rome, - Southeast Asia Double-page engraved map, on two sheets joined, on laid paper, with a watermark of a T within a circle. The map shows the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. As observed by Suarez: "After crossing east of the Ganges (whose Delta is on the left), we enter Aurea region, a kingdom of gold, which is roughly located where Burma begins today. Above it lies Cirradia, from where, Ptolemy tells us, comes the finest cinnamon. Further down the coast one comes to Argentea Regio, a kingdom of silver, in which there is said to be much well-guarded metal. Besyngiti, which is also said to have much gold, is situated close by " the Sinus Sabaricus would be the Gulf of Martaban, whose eastern shores begin the Malay Peninsula, and the Sinus Permimulicus would be the Gulf of Siam A spine of mountains running north from there, in what is now northern Thailand and Burma, is according to Ptolemy, a "habitat of tigers and elephants." From the second Rome edition. "This handsome edition is a reprinting of the copper-plate maps of the 1478 Ptolemy [the first Rome edition by Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Buckinck, whose] maps are considered the finest Ptolemaic ones produced up to the time that the great Mercator engraved his Ptolemy of 1578. It is believed that Sweynheym was the one who first thought of applying the very new art of copper-engraving to the printing of maps, and he might have taken a hand in the actual engraving of them himself" (World Encompassed). While the Bologna edition of 1477 was the first atlas to use copperplate maps, the present series is generally regarded as superior for its clear captions, accurate projections and overall design. Also, there are indications the Bologna edition was hurried through the press: the captions were not engraved but stamped into the plates. The early Italian Ptolemys, particularly the Rome editions, are "superb testimonials of Italian craftsmanship without the picturesque but unscientific monsters of the medieval maps or the addition of the adventitious decoration of later work, relying for their beauty solely on the delicacy of their execution and the fineness of the material employed" (Tooley).

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        Octava Europe Tabula

      Petrus de Turre, 1490]., [Rome, - Eastern Europe Double-page engraved map, on laid paper, watermark of a T within a circle, and crossbow within a circle. The map shows Eastern Europe including parts of Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. Although the area around the Crimea is depicted with a high level of detail, the area to the north and east of the Caucasus Mountains is underdeveloped. Map from the beautiful second Rome edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. "This handsome edition is a reprinting of the copper-plate maps of the 1478 Ptolemy [the first Rome edition by Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Buckinck, whose] maps are considered the finest Ptolemaic ones produced up to the time that the great Mercator engraved his Ptolemy of 1578. It is believed that Sweynheym was the one who first thought of applying the very new art of copper-engraving to the printing of maps, and he might have taken a hand in the actual engraving of them himself" (World Encompassed). While the Bologna edition of 1477 was the first atlas to use copperplate maps, the present series is generally regarded as superior for its clear captions, accurate projections and overall design. Also, there are indications the Bologna edition was hurried through the press: the captions were not engraved but stamped into the plates. The early Italian Ptolemys, particularly the Rome editions, are "superb testimonials of Italian craftsmanship without the picturesque but unscientific monsters of the medieval maps or the addition of the adventitious decoration of later work, relying for their beauty solely on the delicacy of their execution and the fineness of the material employed" (Tooley).

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        Legenda Aureo. [And] USUARDUS [d. c875]. Martyrologium.

      [Colophon on h8r:] Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, [22 July] 1490. First Edition to include the martyrology of Usuardus. The Archbishop of Genoa's popular collection of legendary lives of the saints was one of the most widely read books of the Middle Ages. Over a thousand manuscripts of the text have survived, and in the incunabula period the Legenda Aurea was printed in over 100 editions, not only in Latin but in every major European language. It was one of the first books printed by Caxton in the English language (1483). The appended famous martyrology of Usuardus, a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Carolingian scholar, served as the basis of the Roman martyrology (1583), the official martyrology of the Catholic Church. The last two lines of the colophon is dated 'in vigilia sanctissimorum trium Regum' (here erased), interpreted by A.Labarre as 22 July, correcting previous interpretations of 5 January (cfGutenberg-Jahrbuch 1975, pp. 77-80). Goff cites only the Library of Congress copy in America, without the Usuardus; Worldcat adds a second copy held by Columbia University. BMC I 229. Copinger 6465 (Jacobus de Voragine only). Goff J-123. Hain 16111 (Usuardus only). Proctor 1079. folio. 268 x 197 mm. 316 leaves. 45 lines & headline. double columns. gothic type. opening initials on a2r and c1r in red & blue with contrasting penwork decoration. other 2- to 4-line initials in red or blue, red capital strokes, some printed guide letters. late 19th century blind-tooled tan pigskin, spine gilt, edges red, by W.H.Smith with his ticket (joints cracked, some other light wear, title with a few small repairs & inner margin renewed, last 2 lines of colophon after '1490' erased, a few pale stains, several inscriptions erased). formerly belonging to English historian Dr. John Allen Giles [1808-1844], who has entered an initialed note, dated 1844, on front blank, regarding the rarity & importance of this edition. Tregaskis bookseller's description dated July 1891

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        Flores poetaru(m) de virtutibus et vitiis.

      (Köln Johann Koelhoff d Ä) 1490 - Kl.-4° (18 x 12,5 cm). 98 nn Bll. (33 Z.). Lederband um 1960. GW 10074. Hain 7179. Hain/Copinger 7180. Coll.: Titel (= i), (ii-iiij)ahoch8b-mhoch6nohoch8. Mit ganzseitiger Druckermarke auf Blatt 98v. - Moralisch-philosophische Sentenzensammlung in Versen eines unbekannten Bearbeiters. Sie wurde aus Schriften antiker, spätantiker und mittelalterlicher Autoren, aber auch aus anonymen Werken zusammengestellt. Die frühesten Handschriften stammen aus dem 14. Jhdt.; sie sind unter dem Titel "Margarita poetica", "De vitiis" oder "Polithecon" überliefert. Eine von 5 Inkunabelausgaben, erstmals 1477. - Die Einteilung in neun Bücher erfolgte nach Themengruppen. Das 9. Buch endet mit dem Abschnitt "de virtutibus" und nicht, wie im Titel und in der Namensübersicht im Anschluß an die Tabula angegeben, mit dem Abschnitt ". ac donis spiritus sancti". Am Ende der Tabula weist der Bearbeiter jedoch darauf hin, dass sich das 10. Buch nicht anschließt, weil es im Wortlaut dem "Anticlaudianus" des Alanus de insulis entspricht. (nach GW). - Eng beschnitten, in der Tabula 2 Blatt mit dem Verlust der Seitenüberschrift. Sonst sehr gut erhaltener und äußerst seltener Wiegendruck, auf keiner Nachkriegsauktion, lediglich 1954 eine andere Inkunabel-Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moralis (Opera philosophica. Epistolae).

      Venezia, per Bernardinum de Cremona & Simonem de Luero, die v octobris 1490, in-folio (cm. 34 x 23,5) legatura in cartonato antico posteriore, cc. (3)-CXLVII-LXV. Buona copia, ben marginosa, qualche alone di antica gora. Contiene: De remediis fortuitorum, De clementia, De beneficiis, De ira, De mundi gubernatione, De beata vita, De consolatione, De tranquillitate vitae, Quomodo in sapientem non cadit iniuria, De brevitate vitae, Epistolae ad Lucilium. De moribus. Pseudo- Seneca: De quattuor virtutibus cardinalibus. Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Declamationes, Suasoriae, Controversiae. Proverbia Senecae. Epistolae Pauli et Senecae.

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        Persia] Quinta Asiae Tabula

      Petrus de Turre, Rome 1490 - Engraved map (392 x 522 top/538 bottom mm). Early coloring, retouched in places. Backed with paper, repairing a 7-in high section varying from ¼ to 1½ inches in width, with skillful pen facsimile; title abraded at top. From the second Rome edition. 'This handsome edition is a reprinting of the copper-plate maps of the 1478 Ptolemy [the first Rome edition by Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Buckinck, whose] maps are considered the finest Ptolemaic ones produced up to the time that the great Mercator engraved his Ptolemy of 1578. It is believed that Sweynheym was the one who first thought of applying the very new art of copper-engraving to the printing of maps, and he might have taken a hand in the actual engraving of them himself' (World Encompassed). Conrad Swenheym's finely engraved map of Persia is the earliest obtainable map of the region, preceded only by a virtually unobtainable map published in Bologna in 1477. Shirley, World 4: "Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas of 1578". Despite the condition issues, the map presents very well, with handsome early coloring.

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        Super tertio libro sententiarum Petri Lombardi. (&) Super quarto libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi.

      Venice, Hermannus Liechtenstein, 26 Apr. 1490 & Venice, Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 23 May 1497. Two volumes in one binding. 34 x 22 cm. With a fine gothic binding, spine renewed. Folio. The first volume: 150 leaves. Printed in two columns, using two font sizes for the text. At the beginning three large painted initials, two in red and one in red, blue and violet. With several 7-line red initials and many 3-line lombards, alternately red and blue. Rubricated. The second volume: 264 leaves. Printed in two columns, using two font sizes for the text. Full of decorated woodcut initials, two large ones at the beginning of the text. Inside upper cover with some notes and two early 20th century catalog clippings. First page of the book block with rubbed-out owner's mark. A strip of the last page was cut out and replaced by a later strip of paper (no text loss). Some marginal notes. Outer pages a bit soiled and with some wormholes.l A contemporary binding: calf over wooden boards with brass clasps of gothic style, adorned with fleurs-de-lis, roses and lions in lozenges and circlets. Spine renewed (20th century) with brown pigskin. The Sententiae by Petrus Lombardus (1096-1160), an attempt at systematic theology, were commented on by Thomas Aquinas in the 1250's, a very influential scholastic publication. This massive work was printed in four distinct parts. Hermanus Liechtenstein's edition of the third part (his only) is a second edition Locatellus's edition of the fourth part is a fifth edition. Locatellus published the other three parts later, in 1498-1501. Goff T 167 & 172. A fine, large Venetian incunable with a nice contemporary binding, and very attractive on the inside.

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        Opera philosophica. Epistolae.

      Venice, Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simon the Luere, 1490. Folio. 33 x 23 cm. 19th-century vellum-backed boards with 4 ribs and 2 title labels. 216 leaves. 62-63 lines plus header. Roman type. Space for capitals with guide letters. Binding in good condition. Inscription on the side of the book block (Opera Seneci', sic). 20th-century bookplate of Georg Bachem. Name (16th century, hard to read) on title page. Marginal notes in Latin (some of these partly cut off). A few worm holes at the end. Good copy with wide margins.l Early collected edition of the philosophical works and letters, as usual with the writings of the older and the younger Seneca mixed up indiscriminately. Notes on first endpaper about a previous owner, the lawyer Conrad Cohn (1901-1942), who died in Oranienburg (or Mauthausen, according to Wikipedia), with a commentary on Breslauer, Venator and other incunable sellers. Goff S-370. 135 complete copies in libraries, one in Belgium (Brussels KB) and one in the Netherlands (Leiden). Attractive book in decorative binding, excellent condition.

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        Cautelae Iuris, Strasbourg: Johann Pruss, 25 February 1490

      1490 - The Last Incunable Imprint of Cipolla's "Legal Cautions" Concerning Servitudes and Real Property Cipolla, Bartolomeo [1420-1475]. Cautelae Iuris. [Strasbourg: Johann Pruss, 25 February 1490]. [i], 85 ff. Collation: [a8, b-c6,d8], e-f6, g8, h-m6, n8. Complete. Quarto (9-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary quarter pigskin with elaborate blind tooling over wooden boards, clasp (at center of boards) lacking, buckle present, early hand-lettered author name and "X" to spine. Binding slightly cocked, soiling to spine, some wear to corners, second work removed from rear of text block, early owner signature of Philipp von Flersheim to front pastedown, later library stamp of Heidelberg Capuchin Library to front free endpaper, early manuscript index and a few other annotations to rear pastedown. 44-line text in single column, comprising 325 numbered sections, text begins with 12-line multi-color illuminated initial depicting a scribe. Moderate toning, slightly heavier in places, brief early annotations in a few places, faint dampstaining to margins of a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $15,000. * Third edition, and the last incunable edition. Cipolla was a professor of law at the University of Padua, Venetian diplomat and one of the greatest Italian Jurists of the fifteenth century. His works are notable for their humanistic scholarship and coordination of theoretical and practical concerns. Cautelae Iuris is a set of 325 knotty legal points, i.e. "legal cautions," concerning servitudes and real property under Roman and canon law. It was first printed in Perugia by Petrus Petri de Colonia and Johannes Nicolai de Bamberga around 1474 and reached its tenth edition in 1577. Philipp von Flersheim [1481-1522] was the bishop of Speyer. OCLC locates 5 copies of this imprint in North America, 1 in a law library (Library of Congress). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries V381. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M6484. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabula III Asiae

      Artist: Ptolemy/ Fries Claudius/ Laurent ( Lorenz) ( - 1531) Lyon; issued in: ; date: ca 1530 1490 - - technic: Woodcut; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 31 x 42; - description: map of the area between the Black and the Caspian Sea; -vita of the artist: Lorenz (Laurent) Fries was born in Alsace in 1490 or thereabouts, describing himself on one occasion as from Colmar, one of the towns of the region. He studied medicine at university, or rather at universities, as he seems to have had a peripatetic education, apparently spending time at the universities of Pavia, Piacenza, Montpellier and Vienna.Having successfully completed his education, Fries established himself as a physician, at a succession of places in the Alsace region, with a short spell in Switzerland, before settling in Strasbourg, in about 1519.By this time, he had established a reputation as a writer on medical topics, with several publications already to his credit. Indeed, it was thus that Fries met the Strasbourg printer and publisher Johann Grüninger, an associate of the St. Die group of scholars formed by, among others, Walter Lud, Martin Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller. Gruninger was responsible for printing several of the maps prepared by Waldseemuller, and for supervising the cutting of the maps for the 1513 edition of Ptolemy, edited by the group.This meeting was to introduce a important digression into Fries' life, and for the next five years, from about 1520 to about 1525, he worked in some capacity as a cartographic editor with Gruninger, exploiting the corpus of material that Waldseemuller had created. Claudius Ptolemy ( arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy?s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.

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        VIENNA AUSTRIAE

      Stadtansicht nach Jacob Hoefnagel aus Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg Radierung, 50x32 cm Aus einem Buch entnommen, Bug in der Mitte Links des Titels steht das erzherzogliche Wappen, rechts davon jenes der Stadt Wien, im unteren Teil ist die Legende Zeigt das noch hauptsächlich mittelalterliche Erscheinungsbild, bevor der Barock Einzug hielt Quelle: Graphische Sammlung Albertina (Hrsg.): Oesterreich in alten Ansichten. - Veduten aus der Zeit von 1490 bis 1850. Residenz Verlag, Salzburg, 1977, Tafel 3Original: Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Inv. Nr. 31043 Eingescannt bei UBI Wien

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        De generatione Christi, sive defensorium inviolatae castitatis B.V.M

      [Basel: Lienhart Ysenhut, circa 1490]. 4to (210 x 155 mm). 29 of 30 leaves (lacks first blank or title, see note above). 32 lines. Gothic types. 2 full-page woodcuts and 51 woodcuts in text (each circa 75-62 mm). Rubricated in red. Blue morocco gilt. Lower blank margin of a2 and d6 replaced. Provenance: Fritz Kreisler (his sale Sotheby's Parke Bernet, 27 January 1927, lot 141); purchased from Maggs Bros., 1966. EXTREMELY RARE EDITION CONTAINING A REMARKABLE SERIES OF WOODCUTS. The third edition of this curious text in Latin and German, which compares the relative improbabilities of mythical events and natural phenomena with that of the Immaculate Conception, illustrated with a striking series of early Basel woodcuts. The half dozen known productions from this rare Basel press are all illustrated and Ysenhut may have been a wood-engraver as much as a printer. The two full-page cuts of the Virgin were copied from the first Strasbourg edition of a decade earlier (Armin 132). According to Fairfax Murray the first leaf of this book was blank when first issued, and it was only after some copies were distributed that it was thought necessary to add a title-page (supplied in facsimile here and bound at end). VERY RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only the Morris-Brunschwig copy has sold in the last 35 years: Christie's London, 27 November 1991, lot 37. BMC III, 780; BSB-Ink. F-253; Fairfax-Murray German 360; Goff R-153; GW 10275; Schreiber 4047. Fact and Fantasy 5. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Von der Widergeburt unnd Herkummen eynes Christen Menschens. Gründtliche Ausslegung des Spruchs Christi, Johannis am dritten Capi. Was auch das für ein Wasser sey, darauss die Kinder Gottes (von oben herab) geboren werden.

      26 Bll. Alter Umschlag. 4. VD 16 ZV 3980. - Valentin Crautwald (latinisiert Valentinus Cratoaldus um 1490 unsicher in Krautenwalde im Fürstentum Neisse, gest. 5. September 1545 in Liegnitz) war ein deutscher Theologe und Humanist. In Breslau lernte Crautwald den von Bischof Johannes V. Thurzo geförderten Humanistenkreis kennen, dem u. a. Caspar Ursinus Velius und Johann Heß angehörten. Wie Johann Heß, dem er vermutlich schon während des Studiums in Krakau begegnet war, wandte sich auch Crautwald schon bald der Lehre der Reformation zu und konvertierte vermutlich nach dem Tod des Bischofs Thurzo 1520. In seinem Denken wurde er auch von Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon und Erasmus von Rotterdam beeinflusst, mit denen er korrespondierte. Zahlreiche Werke des Erasmus befanden sich in Crautwalds Bibliothek. ---- Einige Quellen schreiben die Schrift allerdings auch Caspar Schwenckfeld zu, bzw. geben ihn als Herausgeber und Beträger an. Die monogrammierte Autorenangabe ("V. C. S.") auf dem Titel lässt hinsichtlich dessen Raum für Spekulationen. - Knapp beschnitten, minimal fleckig.

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        Luminare maius lumen apothecariorum, & aromatariorum thesaurus omnibus cum medicis tum aromatariis pernecessaria opera in quibus multa clarissimorum medicorum pharmaca, Nicolai Mutoni medici Mediolanensis, olim opera, & nunc aliorum plurium diligentissimorum medicorum addita: & quae prius extabant ab innumerabilibus erratis purgata reperies. Indices duo insunt ...Venice, Niccolò Bevilacqua, 1561. Folio. With woodcut device on title-page (repeated beneath the colophon). 17th-century sheepskin parchment.

      Durling 2942; ICCU 005425 (5 copies); USTC 840124 (7 copies, incl. 5 the same). First edition to be edited by Giovanni Marinelli and with commentary by Nicolai Mutoni, of three important late 15th-century treatises on pharmacology and medical botany. The first work, Luminare maius by Giovanni Giacomo Manlio di Bosco (fl. 1490-post 1500), is a commentary on ancient Arabic and Greek pharmacological works, especially the Arabic treatises of Yuhanna Ibn Masawayh known in the West as Mesue the elder (ca. 777-857). It gives instructions for preparing numerous medicines, indicating the quantities of the ingredients and describing each ingredient. The second work, Lumen apothecariorum by Quirico de Augustis de Tortona of Milan (fl. 1486-1497) complements it with descriptions of hundreds of medicinal preparations, including many oils and syrups. The third work, Thesaurus aromatariorum by Paulus de Suardis (fl. 1479-1481), gives recipes for about 500 aromatic medicines, oils, syrups, etc. The three together formed what was probably the most extensive collection of pharmacological recipes of its day.Spine chipped. Water stains in the first half, some spots throughout and the title-page slightly soiled. A good copy.

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        Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden...Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und...Beschaffenheit. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen...Genealogien und Stammbäumen...zusammen getragen..

      Added finely engraved title by M. Merian (with a port. of Münster), woodcut port. of the author on verso of title, one folding plate (between pp. 1040-41), & 1490 woodcuts in the text (of which 26 are double-page maps & 72 are double-page plans & views). Printed title in red & black. 14 p.l. (incl. the engraved title, the 7th leaf a blank), 1752 pp. Large thick folio, cont. blindstamped panelled pigskin over thick wooden boards (some inevitable browning due to the quality of the paper), eight decorated brass corner-pieces & a central boss on each cover, orig. catches & two clasps (the leather of the lower renewed). Basel: Henricpetri, 1628. A very impressive and broad-margined copy in its original binding with all the metal "hardware" of the best, largest, and final edition (1st ed.: 1544) of the famous Cosmographia by Münster (1489-1552), the great cartographer, mathematician, and cosmographer. This was the first detailed scientific and popular description of the world in German and played an important role in the revival of geography in Europe. It was one of the most successful texts of the 16th century and enjoyed numerous translations and editions. Our edition has 400 more woodcuts than the 1614 edition and an additional 900 woodcuts when compared to the first edition. It contains two world maps, maps of Europe, England, Spain, France, Germany, the Rhineland, Swabia and Bavaria, Franconia, Silesia, Bohemia, Hungary, Transylvania, Dalmatia and Croatia, Italy, Scandinavia, Greece, Asia, Asia Minor, the Holy Land, Sumatra, Africa, and America. There are many city views including most of the major European cities, and also Jerusalem and Mexico City. Also included are woodcut portraits of royalty, nobility, and notable figures of each country's or region's history; coats-of-arms; historical scenes; images of regional plants and animals; American Indians, etc. While there is some browning, this is a quite wonderful copy in original state. 18th-century ownership inscription on the free front endpaper "Bibliotheca Hermanniana Argentorati." The clasps are signed "PB." ❧ Alden 628/84. Sabin 51396.

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        Luminare maius lumen apothecariorum, & aromatariorum thesaurus omnibus cum medicis tum aromatariis pernecessaria opera in quibus multa clarissimorum medicorum pharmaca, Nicolai Mutoni medici Mediolanensis, olim opera, & nunc aliorum plurium diligentissimorum medicorum addita: & quae prius extabant ab innumerabilibus erratis purgata reperies. Indices duo insunt ...Venice, Niccolò Bevilacqua, 1561. Folio. With woodcut device on title-page (repeated beneath the colophon). 17th-century sheepskin parchment.

      Durling 2942; ICCU 005425 (5 copies); USTC 840124 (7 copies, incl. 5 the same). First edition to be edited by Giovanni Marinelli and with commentary by Nicolai Mutoni, of three important late 15th-century treatises on pharmacology and medical botany. The first work, Luminare maius by Giovanni Giacomo Manlio di Bosco (fl. 1490-post 1500), is a commentary on ancient Arabic and Greek pharmacological works, especially the Arabic treatises of Yuhanna Ibn Masawayh known in the West as Mesue the elder (ca. 777-857). It gives instructions for preparing numerous medicines, indicating the quantities of the ingredients and describing each ingredient. The second work, Lumen apothecariorum by Quirico de Augustis de Tortona of Milan (fl. 1486-1497) complements it with descriptions of hundreds of medicinal preparations, including many oils and syrups. The third work, Thesaurus aromatariorum by Paulus de Suardis (fl. 1479-1481), gives recipes for about 500 aromatic medicines, oils, syrups, etc. The three together formed what was probably the most extensive collection of pharmacological recipes of its day.Spine chipped. Water stains in the first half, some spots throughout and the title-page slightly soiled. A good copy.

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        Lombardica historia que a plerisque Aurea Legenda factorum appellatur. (Legenda Aurea Sanctorum).

      Strassburg (Georg Husner?), August 16, 1490, - In folio (28,5x19.5 cm) 14 leaves (including title page with printed title & a hw. cont. inscription of 4 lines, verso with 7 lines of music) + 245 leaves (without last blank), Rubricated throughout, some waterstains in the beginning - some marginal hw. remarks - music on title-verso early 17th c.: Surrexit Christus hodie Alleluia/ Humano pro solamine. Est attesté dès le 14e s. Il s?agiz d?un canon ad repetendum à cinq voix avec cinq voix avec basse continue, le tenor commence et la fin est écrite. Musique d?un auteur inconnu, pièce dans le style de Scheidt, Buxtehude, probablement du début 17e s. Contemporary full sheep-skin over wooden boards. Tooled front, free flyleaves renewed. (First binding, rubbed and traces of its 525 years of exsistence). Text in 6 and 8 alternating: a-z; A-R, without last blank. Gatherings F and L have 6 when expected to have 8, but complete 264 leaves in all. Original condition with minor damage due to water. Strong imprint on sturdy paper. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Goff J124; Reichling Cop. 6454); Panzer 1, 44, N° 195. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scene della Vita di Cristo

      1490 - Xilografia, ultimo quarto del XV secolo, finemente colorata ad acquarello. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata priva di filigrana, con margini, pieghe di carta e piccoli restauri, perfettamente eseguiti, visibili al verso, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. La composizione presenta al centro la figura di Cristo seduto su una pietra, con i polsi legati e il capo coronato di spine e circondato dall’aureola. Intorno, 7 episodi della vita di Cristo, disposti su 3 lati, così che, rispettando la forte simbologia cristiana legata al numero 3, le illustrazioni sono 3 per ogni lato. Gli episodi, ad eccezione di uno raffigurante la Circoncisione di Gesù, sono tutti ispirati al ciclo della Passione di Cristo: Gesù nel giardino degli Ulivi; Gesù alla colonna; Gesù deriso dai soldati; Gesù spogliato delle vesti; Gesù inchiodato alla croce; e infine Gesù morente. La disposizione delle scene non segue un ordine cronologico, secondo un uso riscontrabile anche nell’iconografia cristiana più antica. L’opera non è censita dalle bibliografie consultate. Woodcut and watercolour, last quarter of the fifteenth century. A beautiful impression, printed on laid paper without watermark, with margins, paper folds and small repairs perfectly executed, otherwise in excellent condition. The composition has a central figure of Christ sitting on a rock, with his wrists tied and his head crowned with thorns and surrounded by the halo. Around 7 episodes from the life of Christ, arranged on 3 sides, so that, respecting the strong Christian symbolism linked to the number 3, the illustrations are three on each side. The episodes, with the exception of one depicting the Circumcision of Jesus, are all inspired by the cycle of the Passion of Christ: Jesus in the Garden of Olives, Jesus the column; Jesus mocked by the soldiers, Jesus is stripped of his garments; Jesus nailed to the cross, and finally Jesus dying. The arrangement of the scenes does not follow a chronological order, according to a usage also found in Christian iconography older. The work is not listed by the bibliographies consulted. Non descritta Dimensioni 214 285mm

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        Quaestiones super secundum Sententiarum.

      [Neapel, Christian Preller in der Werkstatt des Francesco del Tuppo, um 1490/95]. - Ad 1) Ohne den „ersten Teil", Elysius‘ „De philosophia naturali". - Der um 1295 in Neapel geborene Franziskaner studierte in Neapel und Paris, wo er später auch Theologie lehrte. Der Provinzialminister der Terra Labora und mehrerer diplomatischer Missionen für das Königreich Neapel wurde am 21. August 1327 von Johannes XXII. zum Bischof von Castellamare di Stabia und am 20. September 1331 zum Erzbischof von Amalfi ernannt. Caracciolus starb 1351. - Bei vorliegender Schrift handelt es sich um die einzige Ausgabe des einzigen gedruckten Werkes des Franziskaners im 15. Jahrhundert. Der Sentenzenkommentar wurde zusammen mit Johannes Baptista Elysius‘ „De philosophia naturali" gedruckt, welches Werk hier jedoch fehlt. - Ad 2) Die Schriften des Augustiner-Eremiten und bedeutenden Schülers des Thomas von Aquin Aegidius Romanus (um 1243-1316) umfassen einen großen Themenkreis und reichen von der scholastischen Philosophie bis zur Theologie. - Einband stärker berieben u. bestoßen sowie mit Wurmspuren (dadurch die Ränder der Holzdeckel sowie die Kapitale tlw. m. Fehlstellen. Vorderdeckel m. Bibl.-Nummernschildchen. Schließen fehlen. Innendeckel gestempelt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt, fleckig, wasserrandig sowie mit Wurmspuren. Ecken tlw. etw. bestoßen. Tlw. m. zeitgen. Marginalien bzw. Anstreichungen. - Ad 1) GW 09291; HR 6586; Fava 185; IGI 3672; Oates 2531; ISTC ie00039500. - Ad 2) VD16, A 317; Proctor 10136; Adams A 196; BM STC, German Books 218. la Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Fol. Mit 2 schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 96 nn. Bll. (das erste u. letzte Bl. recto bzw. verso leer). - Angeb. - Aegidius Romanus (Egidio Colonna). Castigatoriu[m] Egidii de Roma in corruptoriu[m] librorum sancti Thome de Aquino a quoda[m] emulo depravatorum. (Straßburg, Martin Flach jun., 6. Januar 1501). Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten roten Initialen u. rot rubriziert. 88 nn. Bll. (das vierte Bl. weiß), Holzdeckelbd. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. blindgepr. Ldr.-Rückenbezug.

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        Sexta Asiae Tabula.

      Rome, 1478 (1490?) - Engraved map of the Arabian peninsula, printed (as usual) on two joined sheets. 521 x 267 mm. Appealing full color example of the earliest obtainable map of the Arabian Peninsula and adjoining regions, which first appeared in the 1478 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Geography, "Claudii Ptholomei Alexandrini. Cosmographia [ ]" created under the direction of Conrad Swenheym (who apprenticed with Guttenberg) and published after Swenheym's death (1477) by Arnold Buckinck. The 1478 Rome edition is the earliest printed map of the Arabian Peninsula, preceded only by the unobtainable Bologna edition of Ptolemy. The present map is an excellent example of Conrad Swenheym's finely engraved map of Arabia, based upon Ptolemy. As noted by Rodney Shirley: "The new copper plates engraved at Rome for the 1478 edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography' are much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the Bologna edition. There is evidence that work on the Rome edition had been started in 1473 or 1474, and several of the plates may well have been engraved before those printed [by Taddeo Crivelli] at Bologna in 1477. The printing was carried out by two skilled printers of German origin: Conrad Sweynheym and his successor Arnold Buckinck; the publisher was Domitius Calderinus. Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas of 1578." Swenheym (and Arnold Pannartz) introduced the printing press to Italy at the height of the Renaissance, having been apprenticed to Guttenberg. Initially, under the enthusiastic patronage of Pope Paul II, Swenheym concentrated on publishing texts, but later turned to producing the first illustrated "Cosmographia" in the early 1470s, when enthusiasm was not sustained by the Pope's successor, Sixtus IV. The work was ultimately published one year after Swenheym's death in 1477. The plates for the 1478 Rome Ptolem were later purchased by Petrus de Turre in 1490, who published the second edition of the map. Until the 1477 edition was definitively dated, the 1478 edition was believed to be the first printed atlas. It was printed by Arnoldus Buckinck, and is thought to be the only known book with his imprint. Buckinck completeed the work started by Conrad Sweynheym, whose method of using a printing press for the copperplate maps, together with the fine engraving, produced an excellent result. The text was edited by Domitius Calderinus of Verona; he collated various Latin manuscripts in the translation by Jacobus Angelus with an ancient Greek Manuscript, which had been amended by Geirgius Gemistus (d. 1450). Calderinus was a careful worker, and his edition had been much admired for the correctness of the text, the fine typography and the brilliant engraving. Christopher Colombus owned a copy of this edition, which he annotated. The run of the edition is not known, but it is considered to be scarce, and is therefore rare and important. Conrad Swehnheym's 1478 edition of Ptolemy's work is also of tremendous importance as the first set of maps to employ the "punched letter" printing process. As noted by Tony Campbell, "The development of lettering and numeral punches in fifteenth-century Italy, as a semi-mechanical alternative to the engraver's burin, marks a little-known point of contact between the histories of engraving and cartography. One of the unique features of a map is its necessarily dense toponymy, requiring the time-consuming skills of an experienced lettering engraver. Very early in the history of printed maps, indeed during preparation of the first set of maps to be engraved (if not quite the first to be published), punching was devised as a labour-saving alternative. Conrad Sweynheym does not expressly claim responsibility for inventing punched lettering. But the dedication to the 1478 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia (or Geographia), which appeared the year after his death, referred to the three years (i.e. 1474-77) during which, 'ca [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Questiones magistri Petri de Ailliaco cardinalis camaracensis super libros sententiarum.

      Strasbourg, [Georg Husner], 1490, 15 avril. ____ Seconde édition, la première a été publiée à Bruxelles vers 1483. C'est un commentaire sur les "Sentences" de Pierre Lombard, commentaire qui n'a toutefois que des rapports partiels avec l'ouvrage dont il a pour but de faciliter l'étude. C'est l'ouvrage le plus important de Pierre d'Ailly, représentant de la philosophie nominaliste; il y soumet les dogmes de la foi à une analyse logique. Pierre d'Ailly (Compiègne, 1351 - Avignon, 1420), Chancelier de l'Université de Paris en 1389, a été le maître de Jean de Gerson qui sera son disciple préféré. Il prit le parti de l'antipape d'Avignon Benoît XIII, qui le nomma Cardinal. Par la suite, il abandonna son protecteur lors du concile de Constance (1414-1418) au cours duquel il joue un rôle capital en favorisant la nomination de Martin V (qui rétablit l'unité de l'Église) et en obtenant la condamnation de Jean Hus. Il est l'auteur de très nombreux ouvrages dont une cosmographie, "Imago Mundi", qui a influencé Christophe Colomb dans son estimation de la largeur de l'océan Atlantique. Bel incunable, imprimé par " l'imprimeur du Jordanus de Quedlinburg de 1483", que l'on identifie aujourd'hui comme Georg Husner. Cet important imprimeur de Strasbourg, dont on ne sait presque rien, a publié à partir de 1481-1482 et on lui attribue plus de 80 éditions au XVe siècle. Exemplaire rubriqué en bleu et rouge, toutes les grandes initiales ont été tracées au pinceau dans ces mêmes couleurs. Quelques annotations de l'époque en marge. Exemplaire complet du dernier feuillet blanc. Premier feuillet un peu sali, avec le cachet d'un couvent. BMC I, 139. Goff A-481. GW M32009. ISTC ia00481000.***** Second edition, the first at Bruxelles in 1483. Pierre d'Ailly served as chancellor of the University of Paris, where Jean Gerson was his favourite pupil. Latter he became Cardinal. His 'Imago Mundi' (1410), a work of cosmography, influenced Christopher Columbus in his estimates of the size of world land-mass. Rubricated in blue and red, large capitals supplied in blue and red. In-folio. [284 x 198 mm] Collation : (200) ff. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Concordantia astronomiae cum theologia. Concordantia astronomiae cum hystorica narratione. Et elucidariu duo[rum] precedentium....

      Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 2 jan. 1490. ____ Première édition séparée. Elle est illustrée par un grand bois montrant deux docteurs discourant du ciel, 4 diagrammes astrologiques gravés et une magnifique marque typographique de Ratdolt, imprimée en rouge et noir. C'est la réunion de trois textes édités par Joannes Angelus (Johann Engel). Engel a édité la même année chez Radolt, les 'Tabulae directionum' de Regiomontanus - donnant "les longitudes des corps célestes par rapport à la rotation quotidienne apparente du ciel" - en utilisant les mêmes données que dans ce "Concordantia astronomie." Les auteurs cités dans cet ouvrage sont Alfonsus, Leopoldus, Messahalah, Albumasar, Alchabitius, Haly, Omar, Henry Bate (de Malines), Walter Odington (d'Evesham), Roger Bacon.. Pierre d'Ailly montra un grand intérêt pour l'astronomie et la cosmographie et, comme souvent à cette époque, mélangeait astronomie et astrologie. Ainsi, il examine sept conjonctions du passé associées avec des événement remarquables. Alexandre le Grand est traité au feuillet c6, Mahomet au d5, et l'Antéchrist au d8, car 1789 sera "une année de grands et étonnants changements". Pierre d'Ailly (Compiègne, 1351 - Avignon, 1420), Chancelier de l'Université de Paris en 1389, a été le maître de Jean de Gerson qui sera son disciple préféré. Il prit le parti de l'antipape d'Avignon Benoît XIII, qui le nomma Cardinal. Par la suite, il abandonna son protecteur lors du concile de Constance au cours duquel il joue un rôle capital en favorisant la nomination de Martin V (qui rétablit l'unité de l'Église) et en obtenant la condamnation de Jean Hus. Cette "Concordantia astronomiae" avait parue en 1480 comme une partie de l' "Imago Mundi", une cosmographie qui a influencé Christophe Colomb dans son estimation de la largeur de l'Atlantique.----- First separate edition. It is a collection of three related tracts edited by Joannes Angelus (Johann Engel). Engel edited the same year for Radolt the 'Tabulae directionum' of Regiomontanus - providing "the longitudes of the celestial bodies in relation to the apparent daily rotation of the heavens" - with the same completion date as this 'Concordantia astronomie'. The authors cited here are Alfonsus, Leopoldus, Messahalah, Albumasar, Alchabitius, Haly, Omar, Henry Bate (of Mechelen), Walter Odington (of Evesham), Roger Bacon... D'Ailly had a strong interest in astronomy and cosmography and, as so often in this period, mixed astronomy and astrology. Thus in this work, he examines seven past conjunctions and associated most memorable events with them. Alexander the great is dealt on c6, Mahomet on d5, and Antichrist on d8, as 1789 would be a year of "great and wondrous changes of law and sects". The calendar according to the Italians, Germans, French and English is discussed. Pierre d'Ailly served as chancellor of the University of Paris, where Jean Gerson was his favourite pupil. Latter he became Cardinal. This "Concordantia astronomiae" was published in 1480 as part of 'Imago Mundi', a work of cosmography, which influenced Christopher Columbus in his estimates of the size of world land-mass. Illustrated by a large woodcut representing two doctors discussing the heavens, 4 astrological diagrams and the Radolt's beautiful armorial device of Mercury printed in red and black on last leaf. Numerous ornamental initials. In-4. [201 x 150 mm] Collation : (56) ff. [a-g8] Maroquin brun estampé à froid sur ais de bois, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure récente dans le style de l'époque)....

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        Tabu Nova Candie / Tabula Neoterica Cretae sive Candiae

      Artist: Ptolemy/ Fries Claudius/ Laurent ( Lorenz) ( - 1531 ) Lyon; issued in : Lyon; date : 1535 1490 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Lower left corner replaced, tear in center restored; size (in cm): 31 x 45,5 - description: Map shows the island of Creta - vita of the artist: Lorenz (Laurent) Fries was born in Alsace in 1490 or thereabouts, describing himself on one occasion as from Colmar, one of the towns of the region. He studied medicine at university, or rather at universities, as he seems to have had a peripatetic education, apparently spending time at the universities of Pavia, Piacenza, Montpellier and Vienna. Having successfully completed his education, Fries established himself as a physician, at a succession of places in the Alsace region, with a short spell in Switzerland, before settling in Strasbourg, in about 1519. By this time, he had established a reputation as a writer on medical topics, with several publications already to his credit. Indeed, it was thus that Fries met the Strasbourg printer and publisher Johann Grüninger, an associate of the St. Die group of scholars formed by, among others, Walter Lud, Martin Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller. Gruninger was responsible for printing several of the maps prepared by Waldseemuller, and for supervising the cutting of the maps for the 1513 edition of Ptolemy, edited by the group. This meeting was to introduce a important digression into Fries' life, and for the next five years, from about 1520 to about 1525, he worked in some capacity as a cartographic editor with Gruninger, exploiting the corpus of material that Waldseemuller had created. Claudius Ptolemy ( arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy?s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.

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