How to use terrestrial and celestial globes

Lindner, Cornelius. Gründliche Anleitung zum nützlichen Gebrauche der Erd- u. Himmels-Kugeln [...].

Nuremberg, Peter Conrad Monath, 1726.

8vo. (30), 296 pp. With an engraved frontispiece and 5 numbered engraved plates, folded. Title printed in red and black. Contemporary full calf with giltstamped spine and traces of a spine label. Red marbled endpapers.


A scientific work giving practical advice on how to use terrestrial and celestial globes. Apart from remarks on longitude, latitude and on how to locate various points on a globe, the author also writes about time and climate zones as well as navigation at sea. The shorter part on celestial globes includes information on various types of stars, their position, movement and size and provides lists of constellations for the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The plates show the Ptolemaic, the Tychonic and the heliocentric model as well as different kinds of sundials.

Modern pencil ownership to flyleaf ("Heinz"). Slight waterstaining to margins, otherwise well preserved. From the library of Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp (dated 1982) to flyleaf.

Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 173. Houzeau/L. 9746. Zinner, Instrumente 428. Not in Ebert.

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