Lot 3

Apianus (Petrus)

Cosmographiae Introductio…, woodcut device on title, initials and text diagrams, including map of Greece, slight spotting, 20th-century panelled calf, tooled in gilt, new marbled endpapers, 8vo, Francesco Bindoni, Venice, 1554.

*** Rare edition of this work, an abridgement of the Cosmographicus Liber, which was important for “the division of the earth into climatic zones, the uses of parallels and meridians, the determination of latitude, several methods for determining longitude including that of lunar distance, the use of trigonometry to determine distances, several types of map projections, and many other topics” (Karrow). Mention of America on C6.

Estimate: £400-£600