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Meissnische Land und Berg-Chronica, In welcher ein vollnstendige [sic!] description des Landes, so zwischen der Elbe, Sala und Südödischen Behmischen gebirgen gelegen, so wol der dorinnen begriffenen auch anderer Bergwercken, sampt zugehörigen Metall un[d] Metallar beschreibungen.
Gimel Bergen, Dresden 1589 - 1589-90. Two parts in one volume. Folio (309 x 192 mm). [12], 449, [15]; [8], 205, [7] pp. Titles within woodcut historiated borders; 2 full-page engraved and 6 woodcut text portraits; 2 text maps; numerous woodcut coats of arms, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Bound in contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, ruled and tooled in blind with floral rolls and a central coat of arms on lower board, two intact brass catches and clasps, spine with 5 raised bands and lettered in manuscript (center of upper boards with large defect underlaid with old blindstamped leather, minor worming of spine, spotting and soiling of leather). Text browned throughout, occasional minor spotting, first title-page somewhat soiled and foxed, faint dampstaining to few pages, occasional text markings in old hand. Provenance: Grandsebels(?), inscription to lower title, also inscribed at head of title-page 'Christi leib und blut, mein hoechster Schatz und gut'. A handsome copy. ---- VD16 W1678; IA 102.765 and 102.766; Welcome I, 148 (part II only); BM STC German 17; Ferchl S. 6; Graesse I, 59; Honeyman 52-53. FIRST EDITION. "An early book of mining describing in great detail the mines in Saxony, important also for the early history of European porcelain" (Honeyman). The second part deals with descriptions of important foreign mines and mineral deposits. It represents a valuable source for the tradition as well as the mining and metallurgical history of the country. Albinus (Weisse) was secretary and archivist of the Saxon electorate, and in this position he extensively studied archival records. Erste Ausgabe. - Zur Geschichte des Bergbaus im Kurfürstentum Sachsen. Der zweite Teil befasst sich mit Beschreibungen wichtiger ausländischer Bergwerke und Mineralvorkommen. Wertvolle Quelle sowohl für die Landeskunde als auch die Bergwerks- und Hüttengeschichte des Landes. Albinus (Weisse) war Sekretär und Archivar des sächsischen Kurfürsten und betrieb in dieser Stellung breitangelegte Aktenstudien. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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