First edition of the cosmography written in verse. Woodcut printer's device on title and 41 woodcuts in the text (world map, map of Peloponnes etc).
(8) and 95 pp. Reference: Graesse IV, 553
Condition: (very) good. Bright and clean pages with minimal aging (some minimal browning and spotting). Rebound with renewed endpapers.
Mizauld (1510-1578) was a physician and a professor of medicine in Paris as well as an astrologer, and published several works on iatro-mathematics". This book is based on the work of Johannes Sacrobosco (died ca. 1256). It mentions America together with the other three known continents.
His friend and former teacher Oronce Finé (1494-1555) did the editing and wrote the forword. Finé was one of the most prolific authors of mathematical books of his age. He worked in a wide range of mathematical fields, including practical geometry, arithmetic, optics, gnomonics, astronomy and instrumentalism.
The association between the theory of the sphere and cosmography is indicated by the title of this treatise of Antoine Mizauld,
- Nombre de livres
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Antoine Mizauld
- Titre du livre
- De mvndi sphaera, seu Cosmographia, libri tres: figuris & demonstrationibus illustrati [...]
- Bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Gulielmus Cavellat
- Nombre de pages
- 17×11 cm