WITH 42 ENGRAVED FOLIO PLATES AND LOVELY ENGRAVED ALLEGORICAL TITLE PAGE
SCHOTT, Gaspar. Cursus Mathematicus. Herbipoli [i.e. Würzburg], 1661.
First edition of this fascinating 17th-century mathematical encyclopedia, splendidly illustrated with engraved extra title page featuring Emperor Leopold I and 42 folio engravings, including chapters on arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, logarithms, astrology and astronomy, chronology, geography, hydrography, horology, mechanics, hydrostatics and hydraulics, optics and dioptics, military architecture and tactics, and musical harmonics. A desirable folio volume in contemporary vellum, with a nice provenance. $4400.