Engraved, illustrated title leaf.
Contains 30 sections that are either separately numbered, or unnumbered. Some of the sections were apparently also issued separately or in customized compilations.
The Dibner Library copy has a woodcut table of contents ( p.), with caption title "Imaginum hoc speculo comprehensarum ordo et numerus," inserted following the title leaf. DSI
Dibner Library. Heralds of science (1980 ed.), 79
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SCDIRB copy 39088006046445 is imperfect: the lower outer corner of the title leaf has been torn away, and repaired, affecting the final few letters of the dedicatory statement. There is also a tear on the inner margin of the title leaf that has been repaired. Plates 2 and 3 of "Americae, vel noui orbis retectio" have some staining on the lower edge.
SCDIRB copy has some old handwritten brief annotations in the margins, and handwritten consecutive numbering of all of the plates in the volume.
SCDIRB copy has bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Herald of Science no. 79.
SCDIRB copy has a contemporary full vellum binding with gilt-lettered red spine label, and all edges red. Housed in an archival paperboard portfolio for preservation. An old printed shelfmark label on front paste-down endpaper (from an unidentified former owner) has number B5, with two diagonal red slashes.