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Bayer's Uranometria 1603

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QB 65 .B32 1603 R.B. (RARE BOOK)

Ioannis Bayeri Rhainani I.C. Vranometria : omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aeris laminis expressa

Bayer, Johann.

[Augustae Vindelicorum : Excudit Ch. Mangus ..., 1603] [8] p., [102] leaves of plates : ill. ; 32 cm. (fol.) Other authors: Mair, Alexander, b. ca. 1559, engraver. / Allen, T., former owner.

Other titles: Vranometria / Uranometria

Notes: 1. Engravings by Alexander Mair. 2. Imprint from Grassi. 3. Illustrated engraved t.p. in architectural border; head- and tail- pieces; initials. 4. Names in Latin and in Greek. 5. The main work preceded by three laudatory poems about the author, one in Greek, two in Latin. 6. "Corrigenda": leaf b2, verso. 7. Library copy has plates only, text and poems lacking. 8. Bookplate of T. Allen, F.S.A. on front paste-down. 9. Ms. ink list on flyleaf: "The names of the constellations and the number of stars observed in each of them by different astronomers"; ms. ink list on recto of 49th plate: "The new southern constellations"; recto of each plate numbered in ms. ink; Latin name of each of the 1st 49 constellations on recto of each plate in ms. ink. 10. Vellum binding, Naval Observatory insignia gilt stamped on front cover. 11. Rare book. 12. Place: Germany -- Augsburg.

1. Stars -- Atlases -- Early works to 1800 2. Stars -- Magnitudes -- Early works to 1800 3. Constellations -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800

OCLC 8979253

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