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Price Realized: $16,900 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Sale 2468 Lot 109
HYGINUS, CAIUS JULIUS. Poeticon Astronomicon. 47 half-page woodcuts of constellations, zodiac figures, and allegorical depictions of planets; woodcut white-on-black decorated initials throughout.  leaves, including initial blank. Gothic type, with title on a2r printed in red. 4to, 201x152 mm, old vellum boards, worn, front hinge split; occasional marginal soiling, dark stains on b1r and scattered mostly minor stains elsewhere, early hand-drawn zodiac diagram on recto of initial blank and numerous partly cropped early marginalia in text, dampstaining in lower inner corners of approximately the last 15 leaves, front free endpaper lacking, bookplate removed. (Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 October 1482)
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000
Second edition of a work on elementary astronomy, constellations, and star myths dating from the late 1st century A.D. The text was first published in 1475. This is the first illustrated edition, containing the earliest printed depictions of the constellations. HC 9062*; GW 13678; BMC V, 286; Sander 3472; ISTC ih00560000.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $16,900