Piccolomini M. Alessandro
La Sfera Del Mondo Di M. Alessandro Piccolomini
In Vinegia, Appresso Giovanni Varisco, & Paganino Paganini - 1564 -
(12), 252 p.
20 x 15 cm.
Important and rare edition of this famous work that was very successful throughout the 1500s.
First printed in 1540.
In this edition, the work is divided into 6 books, preceded by a dedication to
Monsignor M. Antonio Cocco.
At the end of the dedication (see photo) the year of printing, 1564, is not present on the title page.
In the First Book (pp. 1/28) Piccolomini elevates the nobility of astrology.
In the Second Book (pp. 29/80) the Aristotelian Universe is described in detail.
The Third Book (pp. 81/129) deals with the 10 circles of the Armillary Sphere.
The Fourth Book (pp. 130/179) illustrates the 5 climatic zones on Earth.
The Fifth Book (pp. 180/208 ) describes life in the “Sfera Retta”.
The Sixth and Last Book (pp.209/252)
deal with the eclipse (oscuratione della Luna).
Beautiful, coeval full parchment hardcover, embellished with a splendid manuscript on the spine.
In very good condition.
Interior with clean and crisp sheets, of good weight, well anchored to the text. Beautiful typographic brand on the cover page (Varisco).
Richly decorated with figures and geometric-astronomical illustrations.
Please note a few sheets with accentuated browning, without affecting in any way the usability of the text.
Modern bookplate on the front counter-plate.
Interior in very good condition.
- Nombre de livres
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Piccolomini M. Alessandro
- Titre du livre
- La Sfera Del Mondo Di M.Alessandro Piccolomini.
- Très bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- Édition illustrée
- Langue originale
- Appresso Giovanni Varisco, & Paganino Paganini.
- Nombre de pages
- 20×15 cm