Clarissimi Hyginii Astronomi De mundi et sphaerae
Place of Publication: Venice, Italy
Sander 3478; Essling 291; British Museum, STC Italian, p. 337
Overall: 21.1 x 15.5 x 1.2 cm (8 5/16 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 49 woodcuts
Not On View
(Venice: Melchiorre Sessa and Pietro de’ Ravani, 1517) Quarto; 48 leaves; half black morocco, marbled paper boards (blue cloth box).
Illustrations: title-page figure of Ptolemy personifying Astronomy with instruments and attendant figures of Astromony and Urania; astronomical sphere (title verso); figures of constellations, planets, and signs of the zodiac in text.
Venice: Melchiorre Sessa and Pietro de’ Ravani, 1517
Henry P. Rossiter, Boston, by whom given to MFA, January 11, 1945
Gift of Henry P. Rossiter