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lot 101

1585. BOOK: (SCIENCE-ASTRONOMY). TORNAMIRA, FRANCISCO VICENTE FROM: CHRONOGRAPHIA, AND REPERTOIRE OF THE TIMES, TO THE MODERN, WHICH DEALS WITH SEVERAL AND DIVERSE THINGS: OF COSMOGRAPHY, SPHERA, THEORICA, OF PLANETS, PHILOSOPHIA, COMPUTATION AND ASTRONOMY, WHERE ASTROLOGY IS CONFORMED WITH MEDICINE... Pamplona: Printed by license from His Majesty... by Thomas Porralis of Savoy, 1585. 8th major. 4 h. + 560 p. + 4 h. Illustrated with woodcuts in the text, one of them, in full page, represents the zodiacal man. Top margin of the cover restored. Parchment encapsulation, with strap closures, painted cuts. The first edition of this compendium of astronomy and astrology, written from an educational perspective, dedicates the first chapters to creation and places astronomy among the liberal arts. At the end of the work he explains the Gregorian calendar, which had been recently implemented. In the description of the land there are references to America. The dedication letter at the beginning, after the approvals and licenses, and signed by the author, is dated in Tudela in April 1585. Palau 334501. CCPB 26648-5, does not place any copies in libraries in Navarra.