Scanned Maps

Cosmographia Petri Apiani

Creator/Contributor:
Apian, Peter, 1495-1552, creator
Gemma, Frisius, 1508-1555
Place Of Origin:
France
Parisiis
Publisher:
vaeneunt apud Viuantium Gaultherot, vis Iacobea: sub intersignio D. Martini
Creation Date:
1551
Extent:
2 p. l., 74 (i.e. 70) leaves. illus., pl., fold map, tables, diagrs. 25 x 17 cm.
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Early accounts to 1600
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Subjects:
Cosmography
America--Early accounts to 1600
Notes:
Colophon: Parisiis impressum expensis Viuantii Caultherot anno Domini 1553.
Signatures: A-H, K-T⁴. Sig. I (1. 31-34) reserved for map of the world.
Sig. F irregularly numbered: F, F², F³, E⁴.
Leaves signed A³-[T⁴] are numbered 1-74.
Title vignette, with legend "L'inferieure partie de la sphere" is the same as that in French edition of 1551.
Printed in italics, 1. 37-56 in double columns. Initials: marginal notes.
Revolving diagrams on verso of 1. 8 and 11, and on recto of 1. 30 and 57. Inscriptions on these diagrams, also on some of the illustrations in the text, are in French.
Libellus de locorum describendorum ratione ... per Gemmam Frisivm: 1. 59-66.
Vsvs annvli astronomici, Gemma Frisio ... auctore: 1. 66 (verso)-73.
The Latin edition of 1551 published at Paris was reissued in 1553.
This copy is apparently the reissue (or reprint) of 1553, with t.-p. and sig. A of the 1551 edition. Another copy in the Library of Congress has t.-p. and sig. A of 1553, and colophon of 1551, with sig. F irregularly numbered.
cf. Ortroy, Bibliographie de l'oeuvre de Pierre Apian. 1902, nos. 41 & 44. (No copies with colophon dated 1553 were known to him)
Volume tightly bound.
Attribution:
per Gemmam Frisium apud Louanienses medicum & mathematicum insignë, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta, figurisque nouis illustrata: additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gëmae Frisii.
Series:
French books before 1601 ; roll 486, item 3
Classification:
GA6 .A48
Repository:
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University
Record ID:
990035385610203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990035385610203941/catalog