• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 63

    GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo (1538-c.1621). Nova fabricandi horaria mobilia et permanentia, tam acu magnetico, quam since acu ad ominem latitudinem, ratio nuper excogitata. Venice: Bernard Basa, 1596. 4° (297 x 194mm). L4 blank. Title printed in red and black. Woodcut illustrations in the text, headpiece, intials, and devices to title and verso of L3. (First gathering possibly from another copy, title lightly soiled, light scattered spotting.) Recent flexible vellum. Provenance: faint illegible signature in a 20th-century hand to title.

    Price Realised  

    GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo (1538-c.1621). Nova fabricandi horaria mobilia et permanentia, tam acu magnetico, quam since acu ad ominem latitudinem, ratio nuper excogitata. Venice: Bernard Basa, 1596. 4° (297 x 194mm). L4 blank. Title printed in red and black. Woodcut illustrations in the text, headpiece, intials, and devices to title and verso of L3. (First gathering possibly from another copy, title lightly soiled, light scattered spotting.) Recent flexible vellum. Provenance: faint illegible signature in a 20th-century hand to title.

    RARE FIRST EDITION of Gallucci's work on globe construction. Houzeau & Lancaster 11392; Riccardi II 35.


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