Antoine Mizauld - De mvndi sphaera, seu Cosmographia, libri tres: figuris & demonstrationibus illustrati [...] - 1552

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Antoine Mizauld - De mvndi sphaera, seu Cosmographia, libri tres: figuris & demonstrationibus illustrati [...] - 1552
Astronomie - Quantité : 1 - Livre

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,

Informations du lot
Object
Livre
Nombre de livres
1
Sujet
Astronomie
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Antoine Mizauld
Titre du livre
De mvndi sphaera, seu Cosmographia, libri tres: figuris & demonstrationibus illustrati [...]
État
Bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1552
Édition
1ère édition
Langue
Latin
Langue originale
Oui
Éditeur
Gulielmus Cavellat
Reliure
Cuir
Nombre de pages
103
Dimensions
17×11 cm
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