Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013

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651

Bianchini (Francesco) - Hesperi et phosphori nova phaenomena,

Sold for £3500

Est: £2000–3000

Bianchini (Francesco)

Hesperi et phosphori nova phaenomena,

sive observationes circa planetam Veneris…, first edition, engraved allegorical frontispiece by Pozzi incorporating portrait of John V of Portugal, title in red and black with engraved vignette, 10 engraved plates, 1 mezzotint and 4 folding including table and sheet of globe gores, engraved head-piece, initials and 4 illustrations in text, title with old ink inscription of George Bryant dated 1890 at head and two small ink stamps, some light spotting and soiling, modern half calf, spine gilt, Rome, G.M.Salvioni, 1728; together with modern English translations of this work and Francesco Fontana's Novae coelestium terrestriumq rerum observationes of 1646 by Sally Beaumont, v.s. (3)

⁂ The first atlas of the planet Venus, once owned by the astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and given by him to Sally Beaumont in appreciation of her translation of the work.

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