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Cosmographia, [printed by Joannes Withagen], 1574

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Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:1082484
Author Petrus APIANUS
Title page transcription COSMOGRA= ‖ PHIA PETRI APIANI, PER GEMMAM FRI- ‖ sium apud Louanienses Medicum & Mathematicum insignem, ‖ iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis ‖ quoque locis aucta, & annotationibus marginalibus ‖ illustrata. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ‖ ipsius Gemmæ Frisij. ‖ V. [within, beneath: M.D.LXXIIII.] ‖ - ‖ ANTVERPIAE, ‖ Apud Christophorum Plantinum, sub Circino aureo.
Collation 4⁰ (214 × 160): A-S⁴; folios [1 recto-2 verso], 1 recto-64 verso, [65 recto-66 verso] (Errors: 19 and 38 not numbered, 16 for 46)
Fingerprint 157404 - # b1 A2 ca$pr : # b2 S2 ati
Number of sheets 17.25
Pages [1 recto]: Title [1 verso]: Table; Poem by Didacus Pyrrhus Lusitanus (italic type) [2 recto-verso]…Principi D. Matthaeo…Tit. signed by Angeli Pref. card. archiepiscopo Saltzburgen…Petrus Apianus (dictus Benewitz)…Salutem…(Landshut, 26 January 1524) [1 recto]-64v: Text (parts in italic type, marginals in roman type, parts on two columns) [65 recto-verso]: Tabella latitudinis oppidorum aliquot insigniorum (on three columns; italic type, words in roman type) [65 verso-66 recto]: Index (on two columns; in italic type) [66 recto]: Poem by Didacus Pyrrhus Lusitanus (italic type. word in roman type); ANTVERPIAE ‖ Ex officina typograph. Ioan. VVithagij. ‖ Anno 1574 [66 verso]: Blank
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Illustrations Woodcuts: 1) illustrations of varying dimensions, with technical representations on mathematical, cosmographical, and geographical topics, on folios 1 verso, 2 recto, 3 recto, 4 verso, 5 recto-verso, 6 recto, 7 recto-verso, 8 recto-verso, 9 verso, 10 recto, 11 recto-verso, 12 recto-verso, 13 verso, 14 verso, 15 recto, 20 verso, 21 recto, 22 recto-verso, 24 recto, 25 recto, 26 recto-verso, 28 recto, 49 recto, 50 recto-verso, 51 verso, 52 verso, 53 verso, 54 recto, 55 recto-verso, 56 verso, 58 recto, 62 verso, 63 recto-verso, 64 verso; some of them rather complicated with moving figures (on folios 8 verso, 11 recto, 28 recto, 49 recto) 2) On a loose sheet: map of the world, 190 × 277, with accompanying typographical text
Copies Museum Plantin-Moretus - A 27Bonn University and State Library - Bonn (Germany, BRD)KBR Royal Library of BelgiumUniversity Library of Erlangen-NürnbergBritish Library LondonBayerische StaatsbibliothekMunicipal Library NantesBibliothèque nationale de FranceJohn Carter Brown Library, Providence - R.I.Staatsbibliothek, ViennaUniversity Library Yale, New Haven - Connecticut
Bibliographical references Ruelens-de Backer, pages 152-153 (1574, no. 35) Bib. Belgica (1964–1970 éd.), I, page 89 Van Ortroy, 'Bibliographie de l'oeuvre de Pierre Apian', no. 51Cockx-Indestege, E. Belgica typographica 132 Adams A-1283
Online bibliographical references STCV c:stcv:12915938
Note 1 Contains: a) The Cosmographicus liber in two parts of Apian, revised by Gemma Frisius (1 recto-50 verso); b) Gemma Frisius, Libellus de locorum describendorum ratione, et de eorum distantiis inveniendis, with dedication to Thomas Bombellus, s. Antwerp, 31 January 1533 (51 recto-57 verso): the pioneering treatise describing the triangulation method (geodesy) for making maps, first published in the 1533 edition of the Cosmographicus liber; c) Gemma Frisius, Usus annuli astronomici, with dedication to Joannes Khreutter, 'Regine Hongariae secretarius', s. Louvain, 1 February 1534 (58 recto-64 verso): first published in the 1539 edition of the Cosmographicus liber.
Note 2 Printed at Antwerp by Joannes Withagius (Verwithagen), who also acted as publisher. Copies are preserved with his imprint on the title-page (Van Ortroy, no. 52; Bib. Belgica (1964–1970 éd.), I, page 89). Another part of the edition, however, he sold to his Antwerp colleagues Plantin and Joannes Bellerus, who each received copies with their own address on the title-page (for the copies with the imprint of Bellerus: Van Ortroy, no. 50; Bib. Belgica (1964–1970 éd.), I, page 89).
Note 3 Listed in M 164, folio 6 verso (Cosmographia Apiani, 4⁰, 1574, f[euilles] 17½, [price:] stuivers 7½), and M 296, folio 3 recto.
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