Philosophical Explication, The Colors to Histories and Heraldics(Philosophical Explication, the Colors on Histories and Heraldics, to the order of the firmaments, at the sky, Alexander the first monarch from Crete, its herbs, the planets with the precious stones together with their metals with its effects, government of the years, also the planets, together with the human years.) In German. Broadsheet in engraving. No place and year (c. 1760). Fol. 1 p. With 12-part colored (armorial) escutcheon piece.

Frame-worthy  decorative  glazed  ( sic! )  broadsheet . – With written privilege note: Cum Previlegio, universali & Nationale Beurerus Jacobui Johannes, in Academia Altdorffinae Natus Membrum Academicum Pict... Norimbergenium. Ao. D. C. 1765, den 18... – Several tiny marginal tears backed acid-freely, two fold traces fully smoothed.

Belonging to Nuremberg since 1503 in 1575 Altdorf got a secondary school raised to high school in 1623 which

“ … played  a  noisy  part  in  the  scientific  world
especially  in  the  early  17th  century ”

(Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., I, 414).

Offer no. 12,136 / EUR  240. (c. US$ 290.) + shipping

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