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  1. La sfera del mondo. Di nuovo da lui ripolita, accrescuita, & fino

    La sfera del mondo. Di nuovo da lui ripolita, accrescuita, & fino

    Eighth edition of the first printed star atlas, originally published in 1540. All early editions are rare. De la sfera del mondo is a traditional Ptolemaic-Aristotelian geocentric cosmography, but its appendix, De le stelle fisse, "represents the first printed star atlas, containing maps of the stars as opposed to simple pictures of constellations, and introducing the practice of identifying stars by letter, a method later adopted and expanded by Bayer" (Norman). Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1548

    Published: Venice

    Stock Code: 92530

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