Venetiis [Venice]: Luca Antoniu de Lucam Antonium de Giunta Florentinum, 1502. Octavo, 163 leaves; VG-; disbound, with both boards missing; Title page with 'Johan. Angeli pasted above title, 'Venetiis. 1502' and a horizontal line neatly handwritten below.;
With a substantial number of woodcut illustrations depicting horoscopes, figures of the constellations, and planets.;
Collation:, a-e8, f-r4, s-y8, z12, A-D8, last two leaves blank and lacking, (D9/D10);
i3 labeled p4, m3 labeled k2; Leaves z3/z4 with minor repair; some tables have handwritten notes above them; Text in Latin;
Shelved case 3.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
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Full title: Astrolabium planum in tabulis ascendens, continens qualibet hora atque minuto equationes domoru celi, moram nati in utero matris cum quodam tractatu natiuitatum utili ac ornato, necnon horas inequales pro qualibet climate mundi.
Joannes Angelus, or, Johann Engel (1453?-1512) was the author or several almanacs and astrological treatises, most importantly Astrolabium Planum, first published in 1488. "It was far more astrological than the short form of its title indicates, comprising tables of the sign and degree of the ascendent for each hour, equations of the astrological houses, images of the twelve signs with their properties... [and numerous illustrations] showing the occupations and types of men and women which various horoscopes would produce" (Thorndike).