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Einleitung zur Erkentnis und Gebrauch der Erd- und Himmels-Kuglen, auf die leichteste Art in Frag und Antwort und dergestalt eingerichtet.Nuremberg, George Peter Monat, 1769. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With full-page engraved frontispiece, 15 folding and contemporary hand-coloured plates. Contemporary boards, covered with 'Buntpapier'.
- Cf. De La Lande, p. 512; Poggendorf I, col. 1117 (edition 1734); Zinner, Astron Instrumente, p. 384 (edition 1734). Second enlarged edition of a schoolbook for the study of geography and astronomy. The first part deals with terrestrial globes and the second part, without additional title-page but with a different pagination, treats celestial globes. Johann Ludwig Hocker (1670-1746) discusses the Ptolemaic, Tyhonic and Copernican solar systems, geometry, the division of the earth in climatic zones, how to determine longitude and latitude, the equinox, how to draw a map, all accompanied by folded engraved plates with several globes, geometrical diagrams, a compass rose and a grid with German place names. In the part on celestial globes, Hocker explains how to use a celestial globe, how the constellations are arranged, ecliptics, etc. The illustrations to this part contain a beautiful armillary sphere, a celestial globe, a Copernican armillary sphere, a sundial and geometrical diagrams. Spine slightly chafed. Fine untrimmed copy.
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