Pierre de Sainte Marie Magdeleine - Traité d'Horlogiographie : horlogerie, astronomie, navigation - 1691

Pierre de Sainte Marie Magdeleine - Traité d'Horlogiographie : horlogerie, astronomie, navigation - 1691
Astronomy, Illustrated - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description - Book

Traité d'Horlogiographie, contenant plusieurs manières de construire sur toutes surfaces toutes sortes de lignes horaires, & autres cercles de la Sphère. Avec quelques instrumens pour la même pratique, & pour connoître les heures durant la nuit, & l'heure du flux & reflux de la Mer. Avec les deux Boussoles qui sont en usage pour la navigation des deux Mers. Revue, & augmenté en cette quatrième Edition, de plusieurs Remarques & Figures - à Lyon, chez Léonard plaignard, 1691 - (6) ff, 324 pages, (72) ff of plates - full period marbled calfskin - Duodecimo - 10 x 16 cm.

Condition: Headcap, joints and corners in good condition, sound hinges, spine with raised bands adorned with gilded fleurons and garnet morocco title label, brown stains on the title and loss of paper in the margin of one leaf, all edges red. Complete.

Book illustrated with a frontispiece and 72 tipped-in plates engraved on copper, two of which are fold-outs.

Contents: Famous work on clockmaking, astronomy and navigation. It includes gnomonics and the various techniques and examples of the development of sundials and other chronographs. This fourth edition is revised and expanded; it contains a few chapters on stereotomy at the end.

The most sought-after edition because it is the most complete one and contains more engravings than the first edition.

A lovely copy of this rare work, perfectly bound.

Lot details
Number of Books
Astronomy, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator
Pierre de Sainte Marie Magdeleine
Book Title
Traité d'Horlogiographie : horlogerie, astronomie, navigation
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Binding/ Material
Other - see description
Number of pages
16×10 cm
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