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"Folium Populi. Instrumentum Hoc A Petro Apiano...Inventum..."
A pamphlet on an astronomical instrument invented by the cosmographer Petrus Apianus, containing 7 illustrations; the title-page by Hans Brosamer, with the following cuts attributed to him or Michel Ostendorfer; containing fold-out leaf of Apianus's sundial, in red and black; title-page red and black; with Latin text in Roman font and German text in Gothic. Bound in card. Printed by Peter Apianus in Ingolstadt, 22 October 1533.
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Height: 305 millimetres
Height: 404 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres (approx. size of sheet)
Width: 290 millimetres (fold-out sheet)
- Curator's comments
- 1870,1008.1939: On title-page, an ancient and a modern astronomer taking observations; cut on two blocks, with monogram HB in lower left [Hans Brosamer]
1870,1008.1939 (verso): The arms of Wilhelm von Loubemberg, fol. A 1. v.
1870,1008.1940: Fold-out diagram entitled "Folium Populi," inserted between sig. B. and C.
Historiated initial, "QV" combined (fol. A ii)
Ornamental initial "Q" (fol. A. iii)
Diagrams of measures (fol. A iv; fol. B iv)
Dodgson deemed the attribution of these cuts to Ostendorfer "doubtful," judging the illustrations following the signed title-page to be by the same hand, that is, Hans Brosamer's.
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