NEUER ORBIS PICTUS FUR DIE JUGEND Schauplatz der Natur, der kunst und des Neusehenlebens in 322 lithographirten Abbildungen mit genauer Erklaerung in deutscher, latinischer, franzoesischer und englischer Sprache nach der fruehern Anlage des Comenius
Reutlingen Germany, Johann Conrad Maecken Jun. 5th edition and 1st with Italian text added 1842 Lithograph illustrations (322, two per plate (except for frontis & last illustration which are single plates). . Octavo Victorian blind stamped ribbed cloth (rebacked/ tips worn) Frontis + TP + xvi + 788pp + 162 plates with 322 illustrations. Some foxing, though mainly marginal and 2 plates with some staining while towards the end there is a marginal brown stain not touching the plate area but for the last few text pages just touching the letters. The yellow glazed endpapers are brown mottled. Illustrations 1-80 show nature mostly as groups of animals and plants. Illustrations 81-241 depict trades incl. several cooking scenes, miners, textile weaving, wig-makers etc. 243-256 cosmography & geography showing different religions, virtues. 269-282 show children playing, men playing billiards, wrestling, circus & theatres, lessons in fencing, dancing, balloon rides, fireworks, bullfights, horse racing, a marvellous train with a postillion blowing a horn & open coaches and a chimney like a barber's pole, later we see deep sea diving bells being used to salvage cannons. There is an example of slave traders, a summer fair and Christmas celebrations, finally a few more trades, eg. forging steel, the file maker, carpets being made, nightwatchman, messenger and post with finally a grave-side scene. Each illustration is accompanied by a 5 language text - English, German, French & Latin and, newly added for the first time in this edition, Italian. These describe the animals and the trades etc. This Gailer reworking of the Orbis Pictus is nearly a new book and makes one of the most complete book of trades (cf. Seebass 398 Wegehaupt I 697).
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Keywords: book of trades