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Astronomicum Caesareum: PB 18-2020

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Current Location: In storage


Astronomicum Caesareum


Author: Apian, Peter
Bookbinder: Cheese, Edward



Colophon: Factum et actum Ingolstadii in aedibus nostris anno a Christo nato sesquimillesimo quadragesimo mense maio.
The colophon is printed in reverse from right to left.
Title within colored ornamental border. Title vignette colored. Text in double columns.
Illustrations and plates, many with movable parts, are mostly colored.
On verso of t.p., the arms of the Emperor Charles V and of Ferdinand I.
Part 2 contains: Meteoroscopion planum -- Observationes comentarum quinque -- Torquetum.
BINDING: Rebound 2018-19 by Edward Cheese. Textblock sewn on five double raised cords to the original marking up. Binding of full alum-tawed calfksin over laminated archival millboards, decorated with gold and blind tooling

[59] leaves with 56 volvelles.


History note: Armorial bookplate of Christoph Wentzel, Graf von Nostitz Inscriptions on titlepage: Osvaldi de Egkh and Jean Bernard, Comte d'Herberstein.

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


Production date: AD 1540

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Accession number: PB 18-2020
Primary reference Number: 240290
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Created: Friday 21 February 2020 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 14 February 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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