• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo (1538-c.1621). De Fabrica, et Usu Hemisphaerii Uranici. Venice: Bernard Basa, 1596. 4° (273x190mm). Woodcut illustrations in the text. (Title dampstained, a little discoloration on the following leaf.) 20th-century mottled paper-covered boards.

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    GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo (1538-c.1621). De Fabrica, et Usu Hemisphaerii Uranici. Venice: Bernard Basa, 1596. 4° (273x190mm). Woodcut illustrations in the text. (Title dampstained, a little discoloration on the following leaf.) 20th-century mottled paper-covered boards.

    FIRST EDITION of Gallucci's guide to making and using his armillary sphere. RARE: ABPC records only 2 copies having sold at auction, most recently in 1976. Adams G-164.


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