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MOXON (Joseph). A Tutor to Astronomie and Geographie. Or an easie and speedy way to know the use of both the globes, coelestial and terrestrial. In six books. The first teaching the rudiments of astronomie and geographie. The shewing by the globe; the solution of 2. Astronomical and geographical prob. 3. Problemes in navigation. 4. Astrological problemes. 5. Gnomonical problemes. 6. Trigonometrical problemes. More fully and amply than hath yet been set forth either by Gemma Frisius, Metius, Hues, Wright, Blæw, or any others that have taught the use of the globes; and that so plainly and methodically that the meanest capacity may at first reading apprehend it, and with a little practice grow expert in these divine sciences. With an appendix shewing the use of the Ptolomaick sphere. The second edition, corrected and enlarged. By Joseph Moxon, hydrographer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. Whereunto is added the antient poetical stories of the stars shewing reasons why the several shapes and forms are pictured on the coelestial globe. As also a discourse of the antiquity, progress and augmentation of astronomie.1670

London: Printed by Joesph Moxon, Second edition, corrected and enlarged, [8], 242, [8], 40pp., additional engraved title in Latin with allegorical border, laid-down with two closed tears to fore-edge, title lightly stained with a couple of marginal chips, some general age-toning, engravings and woodcuts in the text including one full page, orig. calf, rebacked, joints rubbed, head of spine chipped. Joseph Moxon (1627–1691) established himself as a printer and globe and instrument maker in London. After visiting Amsterdam to study printing, Moxon brought back W. J. Blaeu's handbook of globes, then just published, and translated it into English as "A tutor to astronomy and geography" in 1659. The work was superseded when Moxon published a totally new handbook in 1659, "A tutor to astronomie and geographie". This work was specially designed for an English market rather than Dutch, and became Moxon's most popular work relating to globes. This second edition is corrected and greatly enlarged. A variant second edition which is not listed in Wing, it varies from Wing M3023 in having a separate pagination for the 40-page "Antiquity, Progress, and Augmentation of Astronomie."; ESTC finds 3 copies located at Cambridge, Wellcome and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

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