Procli, De sphaera liber I. Cleomedis, De mundo siue circularis inspectionis meteorum Libri II. Arati Solensis Phaeonomena …

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Procli, De sphaera liber I. Cleomedis, De mundo siue circularis inspectionis meteorum Libri II. Arati Solensis Phaeonomena … Dionysii Afri, Descriptio orbis habitabilis. Omnia Graece et Latine ita coniuncta … una cum Ioan. Honteri Coronensis De Cosmographiae rudimentis

Basel: Sebastian Henricpetri, 1585, 5 parts in 1 volume, Proclus’s work with woodcut illustrations in text including an armillary sphere, astronomical diagrams and a vignette of Proclus teaching, Honter’s work with 24 engraved maps,

12 double-page woodcut maps each with additional single-page woodcut map to conjugate leaf verso, complete with the final leaf (blank except for publisher’s woodcut device verso), Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, 8vo (15.6 x 10 cm);

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Dionysii Afri, Descriptio orbis habitabilis. Omnia Graece et Latine ita coniuncta … una cum Ioan. Honteri Coronensis De Cosmographiae rudimentis.

Basel: Sebastian Henricpetri, 1585, 5 parts in 1 volume, Proclus’s work with woodcut illustrations in text including an armillary sphere, astronomical diagrams and a vignette of Proclus teaching, Honter’s work with 24 engraved maps, 12 double-page woodcut maps each with additional single-page woodcut map to conjugate leaf verso, complete with the final leaf (blank except for publisher’s woodcut device verso),

Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, 8vo (15.6 x 10 cm); Second Basel edition of this important compendium of treatises on astronomy and cosmography including Johannes Honter’s De Cosmographiae rudimentis, which contains Honter’s double-page cordiform world map and maps of Malta, Mallorca, Cyprus, southern Africa, Madeira, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula (as well as the Persian Gulf), India, Java, Sri Lanka (‘Taprobana’) and elsewhere.

(Adams P2135 (under Proclus); Houzeau & Lancaster 767; Sabin 65491; Shirley, World 108 & British Isles 69; VD16 P 4973

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