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Astronomical and mathematical plates. VOLS.

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Astronomical and mathematical plates. VOLS.
 Astronomical and mathematical plates. VOLS, Ernest. Syllabus Tabularum Aritmeticarum Pertinentium ad Libros III Institutionum Mathematicarum? Wien, Johann Georg, 1714

Large 8vo, 200x150 mm; Contemporary full leather, gold titles on the ribbed back. 26 un-numbered leaves, including the half-title, 89 plates, numbered 23-42-24. Signs of wear to the binding, spine damaged, title sheet with signs of restoration, overall good copy.

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Rare first illustrated edition. The plates, engraved in copper by Jacob Georg Schmuzer, concern geometrical figures, fortifications, astronomical configurations and cosmography problems. The volume came out as a supplement to the mathematical work of the Austrian Jesuit who was greatly involved in the creation of the Vienna mathematical cabinet. Backer-Sommervogel, v. 8, col. 903. See Mag. Nora Pärr, Maximilian Hell und sein wissenschaftliches Umfeld im Wien des 18. Jahrhunderts, Wien, im August 2011. The lot is offered with a validexport license.

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