Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium apud Lovanienses medicum & mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisii. With a woodcut globe on the title-page, folding cordiform world map of the Winds (from an other edition, see note), all 4 volvelle plates, of which 2 with the original plumb lines, a printer's mark on the last page and many woodcuts in the text.
Antwerpen, G. Bontius, 1545. 4to. [iii], 66,  leaves. [including blanks]. Contemporary limp vellum enveloppe binding, bookblock sewn on 3 leather strips. (Bookblock loose in binding; waterstain in the last few pages; in modern box for conservation)
¶ Woodcut on folio 9 with stub of original thread-pointer; volvelle on folio 11 with (non contemp.?) lead weight; WITH the 'Manubrium' (Astrolabe) moveable for the woodcut 'instrumentum siderale'.
¶ Van Ortroy, Apianus, 36; Van Ortroy, Gemma Frisius, 15; The folding map is from the second woodblock, with the text in Latin and Dutch, and is issued in later editions (Shirley 96). This map is one of the earliest maps not based on Ptolemy. North America ('Baccalearum') rather stretched. VERY INTERESTING COPY with extensive contemporary handwritten note in Dutch on the last blank, describing the use of quadrant and astrolabium. In a strictly contemporary binding, probably from the Southern Netherlands, using part of a medieval manuscript text, the Bible Book Jesaia, as reinforcing strip at the rear
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