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Georgraphy Delineated Forth in Two Bookes. Containing the Sphaericall and Topicall Parts Thereof. [BOUND WITH] Geography, the Second Booke. Containing the Generall Topicall part thereof

Carpenter, Nathaniel

Editorial: Printed by John Lichfield and William Turner. for Henry Cripps, Oxford, 1625
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Full contemporary calf, gilt-stamped lettering in second spine compartment (4 raised bands); two parts bound in one volume, 8vo (185x142mm); pp. [14], 274; [14], 286; with separate title-page to second book, 3 folding tables and numerous woodcut illustrations in text (including mariner's compasses, diagrams showing moon eclipses, terrestrial spheres, the solar system, and more). Table at p. 229 appears to be a high-quality facsimile. Spine chipped and tips perished; some scuffing to boards. Light dampstaining to second book, but overall internally nice and clean. First edition of "the most important early geography written by an Englishman," Carpenter was the first to write on theoretical geography as distinuished from mathematical treatises on navigation or the repetition of narratives of travel. "The great merit of the treatise is Carpenter's blending of the solid part of the work of Aristotle and Ptolemy with that of the explorers and investigators of his own generation. He mentions the magnetical observation of Gilbert, Wright, Ridley, and Norman, and the cartographical improvements of Mercator and Wright" (Rosenbach 19:110). California is mentioned as an island -- a fifth continent. "California heretofore supposed to be a parte of the Westerne Continent, is since by a Spanish chart taken by the Hollanders, found to be a great Iland," (II:130). N° de ref. de la librería D14119

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Título: Georgraphy Delineated Forth in Two Bookes. ...

Editorial: Printed by John Lichfield and William Turner. for Henry Cripps, Oxford

Año de publicación: 1625

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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