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BION Nicolas
L'Usage des Globes Celeste et Terrestre, et des Spheres suivant les differens systemes du Monde . Sixieme edition, revue & corrigee
1751. Sixth edition; octavo (215 x 140 mm), [viii], 382pp., forty-nine engraved plates and maps, including eleven folding maps, four celestial maps and other plates with sketch maps. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt. Boards rubbed and marked (30 mm hole in calf over back board), spine worn with loss to head and foot. Paris : Jacques Guerin and [Jean Luc] Nyon fils, Nicolas Bion (ca. 1652-1733) was a French cosmographer and maker of mathematical and astronomical instruments, appointed Ingenieur du Roi pour les instruments de mathematiques (king?s engineer for mathematical instruments) to Louis XIV. The Usage de Globes was his most important publication, an important text-book first published in 1699, and much reprinted over the course of the 18th century, with this sixth edition appearing in 1751. The maps include the world, four continents, regional maps of Europe and engravings of celestial and terrestrial globes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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