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Cosmographie [sic] introductio : cum quibusdam geometri[a]e ac astronomi[a]e principijs ad eam rem necessarijs. Insuper quattuor Americi Vespucij nauigationes

Uniuersalis cosmographi[a]e descriptio tam in solido q[uam] plano eis etiam insertis qu[a]e Ptholom[a]eo ignota a nuperis reperta sunt. Cum deus astra regat & terr[a]e climata C[a]esar Nec tellus nec eis sydera maius habent.
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[64] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. (woodcut) ; 21 cm (4to)
Variant title
Cosmographie introductio
Cosmographiae introductio
Related title
Quattuor Americi Vespucij nauigationes.
Pressit apud Argentoracos [i.e. Strassburg] : Hoc opus ingeniosus vir Joannes Grüniger, anno post natu[m] saluatore[m] supra sesquimillesimu[m] nono. Joanne Adelpho Mulicho Argentinen[sem] castigatore. [1509]
Designed to accompany Waldseemüller's globe and wall map of the world, on which the New World is called America; "America" is suggested as the name for the New World on C3 verso.
Imprint from colophon.
Folding plate of a terrestrial globe, with 14 lines of explanatory text beginning: propositu[m] situ[m] est hoc libello quanda[m] Cosmographiae introductione[m] scribere."
Suggestion to name the new continent in honor of Amerigo Vespucci on p. [22].
With verses by Philesius Volesigenav [i.e. Matthias Ringmann] on verso of title page; dedication by Martinus Ilacomilus [i.e. Waldseemüller] on p. [3].
"Quattuor Americi vesputij Nauigationes": pages [29-63].
Signatures: A-B⁴ C⁶ D⁴ E⁶ F⁸ (F8 verso blank).
Printed in black letter; decorative initials, and printed marginalia.
Cited in
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, entry 32
European Americana, entry 509/13
Harrisse, H. Bibliotheca americana vetustissima, entry 60
Medina, J.T. Biblioteca hispano-americana (1493-1810), entry 45
Moraes, R.B. de. Bibliographia brasiliana, vol. 2, p. 367-368
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, entry 101022
Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des XVI. Jahrhunderts, entry W 1159
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Bound in full leather (possibly morocco); gilt lettered and decorated spine. Gilt tooled triple-rule borders on covers. Ornate gilt inside borders. Marbled endpapers. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
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