Auction 97, Lot 53

"[Armillary Sphere]", Apianus, Peter Bienewitz

Subject: Armillary Sphere Illustration

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 6.8 inches
14 x 17.3 cm

Great woodblock illustration of an armillary sphere from this rare early work. Throughout his life, Apianus was involved in mathematical publishing, cartography and instrument making. His instrument designs included a new type of surveying quadrant and armillary spheres. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2001