Find a copy in the library
Finding libraries that hold this item...
Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Archimedes.; Boethius; Campano, da Novara; Luca Gaurico; Giovanni Battista Sessa
|Notes:||Imprint from colophon.
Last word of title "adinuenta" contains a turned "u" and should read "adiuuenta" [adiuventa].
Woodcuts: large title vignette of an astronomer studying the heavens (which may in fact be cut in metal rather than wood; see Sander. Essling links it to the vignette on the title page of the Omar Astronomicus, printed by Sessa in March 1503, based on the unusual iconography and distinct manner of execution shared by the two cuts); the Sessa cat-and-mouse device below; another Sessa device below colophon on verso of leaf 32, featuring a white circle containing the printer's monogram "IBS" on a black background, surmounted by a double cross; large ornamental and pictorial initials; text illustrated throughout with 52 finely-cut geometric diagrams.
Title and section headings printed in gothic type; text printed in roman type.
|Description:||32 leaves : illustrations (metalcuts, woodcuts) ; 21 cm (4to)|