1553 Peter Apianus Cosmographia Astronomy Navigation Map Mathematics AMERICA

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Peter Apian was a 16th-century humanist who is remembered for his studies in astronomy and mathematics. His best and most-known work was his book on cosmography which was extremely influential into the 17th-century. In this work, Apian discusses navigation by use of astronomy and was filled with woodcut illustrations depicting aspects of astronomy and navigation. Other illustrations include zodiac characters, planets, maps, and navigational instruments.

 

But perhaps the most important aspect of this book is that it is one of the earliest works relating to America. In 1507, Martin Waldseemuler printed a map which included the word ‘America’ for the first time. ‘Cosmographiae Introductio’ was published as an accompaniment to that map.

 

This 1553 edition was annotated by Gemma Frisius, a famed Dutch cartographer

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1553 Peter Apianus Cosmographia Astronomy Navigation Map Mathematics AMERICA

 

Peter Apian was a 16th-century humanist who is remembered for his studies in astronomy and mathematics. His best and most-known work was his book on cosmography which was extremely influential into the 17th-century. In this work, Apian discusses navigation by use of astronomy and was filled with woodcut illustrations depicting aspects of astronomy and navigation. Other illustrations include zodiac characters, planets, maps, and navigational instruments.

 

But perhaps the most important aspect of this book is that it is one of the earliest works relating to America. In 1507, Martin Waldseemuler printed a map which included the word ‘America’ for the first time. ‘Cosmographiae Introductio’ was published as an accompaniment to that map.

 

This 1553 edition was annotated by Gemma Frisius, a famed Dutch cartographer

 

Item number: #8019

Price: $3500

 

APIANUS, Peter

 

Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium

 

Antverpiae: G. Bontius, 1553.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • iv, 66
    • Numerous woodcut engravings throughout
  • References: USTC 150456; Aureliensis 106445; Pettegree 53588
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Manuscript vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9.25in X 6.25in (23.5cm x 16cm)

 

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8019

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

APIANUS, Peter

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete