A tutor to astronomie and geographie. Or an easie and speedy way to know the use of both the globes, coelestial and Terrestrial


Editorial: London: Joseph Moxon, 1670, 1670
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Librería: Antiquarian Scientist, The (Southampton, MA, Estados Unidos de America)
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Título: A tutor to astronomie and geographie. Or an ...

Editorial: London: Joseph Moxon, 1670

Año de publicación: 1670

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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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Descripción de la librería: The ANTIQUARIAN SCIENTIST (P.O. Box 448, Southampton, MA 01073 USA; antiqsci@comcast.net), established in 1976, specializes in rare books in science, medicine, and technology. In addition, we offer antique scientific instruments, and appraisals and collection development in these specialty areas. Thus far we have published forty-one illustrated and annotated catalogues. We also co-published the print journal "Rittenhouse" which is devoted to the history of the scientific instrument enterprise in America. We are members of SNEAB and numerous professional societies relating to books, instruments, and the history of science and medicine. It has always been our policy to provide to our clients professional quality services.