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L'USAGE DES GLOBES CELESTES ET TERRESTRES, ET DES SPHERES, SUIVANT LES DIFFERENS SYSTEMES DU MONDE. PRÉCEDÉ D'UN TRAITÉ DE COSMOGRAPHIE, OÙ EST EXPLIQUÉ AVEC ORDRE TOUT CE QU'IL Y A PLUS CURIEUX DANS LA DESCRIPTION DE L'UNIVERS, SUIVANT LES MEMOIRES & OBSERVATIONS DES PLUS HABILES ASTRONOMES & GEOGRAPHES. . . by  Nicolas Bion - First Edition - 1699 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and Biblio.com

L'USAGE DES GLOBES CELESTES ET TERRESTRES, ET DES SPHERES, SUIVANT LES DIFFERENS SYSTEMES DU MONDE. PRÉCEDÉ D'UN TRAITÉ DE COSMOGRAPHIE, OÙ EST EXPLIQUÉ AVEC ORDRE TOUT CE QU'IL Y A PLUS CURIEUX DANS LA DESCRIPTION DE L'UNIVERS, SUIVANT LES MEMOIRES & OBSERVATIONS DES PLUS HABILES ASTRONOMES & GEOGRAPHES. . .

by Bion, Nicolas

Condition: Near fine


Paris: Chez l'auteur... Laurent d'Houry... Jean Boudot, libraire..., 1699. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 12mo. [18],300;112 pp. plus 26 plates (three folding). Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, gilt leather label, raised bands, edges rouged. Light institutional inkstamp in title page. 18th-century inscription in titlepage and signature of Theophile Leonard in title page and final page of the dedication. Occasional 18th-century marginalia. Minor wear. Near fine.

First edition of the first major work of Nicolas Bion, complete with 26 plates of terrestrial and celestial maps, diagrams, and images of globes. Bion (ca. 1652-1733) was a Paris-based cosmographer and maker of mathematical and astronomical instruments, holding the title of "king's engineer for mathematical instruments" under Louis XIV (DSB II, pp. 132-1330). A classic work in its field.

  • Bookseller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 478
  • Title: L'USAGE DES GLOBES CELESTES ET TERRESTRES, ET DES SPHERES, SUIVANT LES DIFFERENS SYSTEMES DU MONDE. PRÉCEDÉ D'UN TRAITÉ DE COSMOGRAPHIE, OÙ EST EXPLIQUÉ AVEC ORDRE TOUT CE QU'IL Y A PLUS CURIEUX DANS LA DESCRIPTION DE L'UNIVERS, SUIVANT LES MEMOIRES & OBSERVATIONS DES PLUS HABILES ASTRONOMES & GEOGRAPHES. . .
  • Author: Bion, Nicolas
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chez l'auteur... Laurent d'Houry... Jean Boudot, libraire...
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1699
  • Keywords: science, astronomy, mathematics, scientific instruments, maps, globes, French language, illustrated
  • Bookseller catalogs: Science;


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