1680 On Horology Clocks Watches Sundials Navigation Compass Illustrated Physics

MAGDELAINE, Pierre Saint Marie

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“By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.”

– Victor Hugo

 

An incredible, famous work on the history of watch making! Pocket watches became remarkable popular in the mid-17th-century, thus making them became a profitable and demanding profession. This book by Pierre Saint Marie Magdelaine details specifics on watch making. However, watchmaking was not his only forte. This work deals with astronomy and navigation, techniques on developing sundials and other chronographs. Magdelaine applies principles of spherical trigonometry to methods of knowing stars and star reading.

 

This 1680 printing includes 72 copper engravings of geometric figures, watches, compasses and other navigational tools, and interesting aspects of horology.

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1680 On Horology Clocks Watches Sundials Navigation Compass Illustrated Physics

 

“By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.”

– Victor Hugo

 

An incredible, famous work on the history of watch making! Pocket watches became remarkable popular in the mid-17th-century, thus making them became a profitable and demanding profession. This book by Pierre Saint Marie Magdelaine details specifics on watch making. However, watchmaking was not his only forte. This work deals with astronomy and navigation, techniques on developing sundials and other chronographs. Magdelaine applies principles of spherical trigonometry to methods of knowing stars and star reading.

 

This 1680 printing includes 72 copper engravings of geometric figures, watches, compasses and other navigational tools, and interesting aspects of horology.

 

Item number: #635

Price: $950

 

MAGDELAINE, Pierre Saint Marie

 

Traite’ d’horlogiographie : contenant plusieurs manieres de construire, sur toutes surfaces, toutes sortes de lignes horaires, & autres cercles de la sphere ; avec qvelqves instrvmens pour la mesme pratique, & pour connoistre les heures durant la nuit & l’heure du flus & reflus de la mer ; plus la methode de couper, en pierre ou en bois, les corps reguliers & autres polyëdres, par le cube & par la cylindre

 

Paris : Chez Antoine Dezallier ., 1680.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 312, 72
    • 72 illustrated engravings
    • Signatures: a8, A-S8, T4
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Language: French
  • Size: ~6.25in X 4.25in (16cm x 10.5cm)

 

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Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

MAGDELAINE, Pierre Saint Marie

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete