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Auction 132, Lot 58

"[Lot of 3]", Apianus, Peter Bienewitz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 7.3 inches
14 x 18.5 cm

Three leaves with illustrations from one of the most popular books on cosmography ever published. The first leaf has an illustration of a globe, with a pillar dial lower right corner, a quadrant under the globe, and a Nuremberg dial on the equator ring. The second leaf has a map of Greece on the recto, and an unusual presentation on the verso showing the relative location of central Europe's major cities without any topographical or political features except the Alps in the lower left corner. The third leaf has a celestial sphere on the verso and a diagram and two historiated initials on the recto. Dimensions given are for the printed page.


Condition: B+

Some worm tracks in the margins and text have been repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/2/2010