Amsterdam: Da Capo Press / Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1971.
Reprint. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #13316
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, bumped at bottom corner on both front and rear covers and text, otherwise light wear.; Facsimile reprint of 1585 edition, London: Thomas Dawson for Walter Venge. Original title page reads: The mathematical iewel, shewing the making, and most excellent vse of a singuler instrument so called: in that it performeth with wonderfull dexteritie, whatsoeuer is to be done, either by quadrant, ship, circle, cylinder, ring, dyall, horoscope, astrolabe, sphere, globe, or any such like heretofore deuised ... 1585. Imprinted at London by Walter Venge, dwelling in Fleetelane ouer against the Maiden head. Page 60 omitted and p. 62 repeated in paging. S.T.C. no. 3119. 3 leaves with 4 full-page woodcuts illustrating portions of the mathematical jewel; a folding sheet containing 'A Table of the most notable fixed starres taken out of Stadius, rectivied by observation to ... 1558' = 1585; numerous woodcut figures in the text. "In this work Blagrave describes and illustrates, with full scale 'prints or pictures', cut by himself, an improved universal astrolabe, and its uses." ; The English Experience : Its record in early printed books published in facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 294; 22, 124 pages.
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