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CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Epitome cosmografica. Cologne [Venice]: Andrea Poletti, 1693. 8° (180 x 128mm). Engraved frontispiece, 37 plates of which 31 double-page, one with volvelles, and 6 circular folding celestial and terrestrial charts. (Occasional spotting throughout, light waterstain to first 25 leaves, 3 accession numbers in ink on verso of title.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (front hinge cracked, some scuffing, extremities rubbed and some wormholes on spine). Provenance: erased ownership inscription on frontispiece -- Bibliothecae Nobilis Collegii Ptolomeai (book-label).
CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Epitome cosmografica. Cologne [Venice]: Andrea Poletti, 1693. 8° (180 x 128mm). Engraved frontispiece, 37 plates of which 31 double-page, one with volvelles, and 6 circular folding celestial and terrestrial charts. (Occasional spotting throughout, light waterstain to first 25 leaves, 3 accession numbers in ink on verso of title.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (front hinge cracked, some scuffing, extremities rubbed and some wormholes on spine). Provenance: erased ownership inscription on frontispiece -- Bibliothecae Nobilis Collegii Ptolomeai (book-label).
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CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Epitome cosmografica. Cologne [Venice]: Andrea Poletti, 1693. 8° (180 x 128mm). Engraved frontispiece, 37 plates of which 31 double-page, one with volvelles, and 6 circular folding celestial and terrestrial charts. (Occasional spotting throughout, light waterstain to first 25 leaves, 3 accession numbers in ink on verso of title.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (front hinge cracked, some scuffing, extremities rubbed and some wormholes on spine). Provenance: erased ownership inscription on frontispiece -- Bibliothecae Nobilis Collegii Ptolomeai (book-label).

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CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Epitome cosmografica. Cologne [Venice]: Andrea Poletti, 1693. 8° (180 x 128mm). Engraved frontispiece, 37 plates of which 31 double-page, one with volvelles, and 6 circular folding celestial and terrestrial charts. (Occasional spotting throughout, light waterstain to first 25 leaves, 3 accession numbers in ink on verso of title.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (front hinge cracked, some scuffing, extremities rubbed and some wormholes on spine). Provenance: erased ownership inscription on frontispiece -- Bibliothecae Nobilis Collegii Ptolomeai (book-label).

FIRST EDITION of a scientific treatise that gathers the lectures Coronelli gave before the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. Coronelli founded the Accademia in Venice in 1684 and was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. This work is divided into three books: the first on astronomy and the points of the compass, the second on geography and natural phenomena, and the last on globes, armillary spheres and astrolabes made by Coronelli himself and others. Riccardi I, 273-75; Houzeau & Lancaster 8006.

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