1553 Peter Apianus Cosmographia Astronomy Navigation Map Mathematics AMERICA Peter Apian was a 16th-century humanist who is remembered for his studies in astronomy and mathematics. His best and most-known work was his book on cosmography which was extremely influential into the 17th-century. In this work, Apian discusses navigation by use of astronomy and was filled with woodcut illustrations depicting aspects of astronomy and navigation. Other illustrations include zodiac characters, planets, maps, and navigational instruments. But perhaps the most important aspect of this book is that it is one of the earliest works relating to America. In 1507, Martin Waldseemuler printed a map which included the word America for the first time. Cosmographiae Introductio was published as an accompaniment to that map. This 1553 edition was annotated by Gemma Frisius, a famed Dutch cartographer Item number: #8019 Price: $3500 APIANUS, Peter Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium Antverpiae: G. Bontius, 1553. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages iv, 66 Numerous woodcut engravings throughout References: USTC 150456; Aureliensis 106445; Pettegree 53588 Language: Latin Binding: Manuscript vellum; tight & secure Size: ~9.25in X 6.25in (23.5cm x 16cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 8019 Photos available upon request.