Oct 27, 2020 - Sale 2549

Sale 2549 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon (1571-1638)
Institutio Astronomica de usu Globorum & Sphaerarum Caelestium ac Terrestrium.

Oxford: Printed by W. Hall for John Forrest, 1665.

Second edition (identical to the first 1663 edition with old title cancelled, removed, and replaced with a new one), A-Z8, Aa8, illustrated with three folding copper-plate engravings after the text, bound in full contemporary English sheepskin, ruled in blind, loss of leather due to biopredation along bottom edge of both boards and spine, neat English ownership inscription dated 1676 on ffep, "Tim. [or Jim.] Redman Aedis/Christi Alumnus," 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.

Wing B-3108A; ESTC R172985; rare, one U.S. copy of this edition [Yale]; one U.S. copy of the first edition [Folger]; no copies at auction.

An attractive copy of Blaeu's 17th-century handbook contrasting Ptolemaic and Copernican knowledge of the cosmos and the use of terrestrial and celestial globes.