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ID: 15481
AUTHOR: Padovani, Giovanni.
TITLE: De compositione & usu multiformium Horologiorum Solarium ad omnes totius orbis Regiones, ac itus in qualibet superficie.
PUBLICATION: Venice: Francesco Di Franceschi, the elder, 1582.
SIZE: 4to.
COLLATION: *4,A-2M4.
PAGINATION: [12],267,[12],[1]p.
DESCRIPTION: Contemp. vellum, rear hinge opened, opening leaves dampstained with traces of mold and softened, old signatures on t.p. There are a few known copies with four added pages of errata, which this copy does not have.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Printer's device on t.p.,[Pace (donna seduta accanto a colonna, con ramo d'olivo nella sinistra e il braccio destro poggiato su cornucopia). In cornice figurata; Motto: Per me qui si riposa e in ciel si gode. (A35 - Z915)], historiated initals, woodcut text illutrations and diagrams.
NOTES: Padovani (c.1516-1590) mathematician and astronomer, student of Pietro Pitati, lived in Verona (Tiraboschi, VII,657) and published a number of scientific treatises. This treatise on the sundial was first published in 1570.
CITATIONS: Houzeau & Lancaster 11375. Riccardi II,233. Olschki, Choix,1608. Clockmaker's Library 638. Honeyman 2384. Hoover 620 (1570 ed.) Sotheran 3433. BM STC (Ital.) 483. EDIT 16 CNCE 28147. Tardy 189. Cantamessa 3279.
SUBJECT CATEGORIES: Horology. Astronomy. Science. Mathematics. Sun Dials. Technology. Clocks.
PRICE: $1,750.00
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