Título: A tutor to astronomie and geographie. Or an ...
Editorial: London: Joseph Moxon, 1670
Año de publicación: 1670
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 2nd Edition
SECOND EDITION. Small 4 to. Modern lea. (6), 232, 40, (8, contents) pp. Engraved title, as well as a printed one + 12 engravings in the text, one full-page + numerous woodcuts in the text. The binding is adequate but not to style of the period, some occasional dust-soiling; a good to very good copy. Joseph Moxon (1627-1700?), the English globe- and instrument-maker at the Sign of the Atlas, first published his own book on globes in 1659, taking the title of his translation of Blau's similar treatise (1654). Moxon based his work on the system of Tycho Brahe, whose portrait appears in the engraved title along with Ptolemy and a pair of Moxon's own globes. He instructs on the use of the globes in solving problems in astronomy, geography, navigation, astrology, dialling, and trigonometry. One of several appendices shows the use of the "Ptolemaick Sphere." Many of the woodcuts in the text illustrate instruments, e.g. a "Clinatory" (p. 140), an inclinometer for setting up of sundials. The fifth, and last edition was published in 1699. Houzeau & Lancaster 8754. Taylor I.228. Sotheran/Zeitlinger, 2nd suppl., no.3570. 'The world in your hands', 1994, no. 4.53 - 1686 fourth edition. N° de ref. de la librería 000198
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