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    Tobias Beutel. Arboretum Mathematicum. Darinnen zu befinden: Himmels-Figuren Und Geburts-Stunden, Hoher Haupter Auch aussgerechnette Einsternüsze Sonnen-Mond, und Sternen Uhren Astrologia, Themata und richtig calculirte Longitudines & Latitudines Der Stadte des Churfürstenthums Sachsen Gott und seiner gnadigsten Herrschaffe... Dresden: Melchoir Bergens, 1669 (sections dated 1667-1669). First edition. Octavo. Four parts in one volume. a-c4, A-F4, (2)A-4R4, 4S3. [20], xxxvi, [2], 41, [2], 311, [4], 312-435, [4], 436-663, [13], [1] pages. With title page in red and black, numerous text woodcuts and charts, lacking engraved title page (supplied in facsimile). Contemporary vellum over boards, soiled, small split in front hinge. Title page and (2)A1 slightly shorter (supplied?), otherwise a fine crisp copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Tobias Beutel (circa 1627-1690) was an German astronomer, court astrologer, art historian, mathematician, and cartographer. [SEE: Beitrage Gesch. zur Astronomie Deutchlands: 21, pp5-27]. "The Arborteum mathematicum of Tobias Beutel, issued by the Electoral Press at Dresden in 1669, devoted much of its more than seven hundred pages to astrology, giving horoscopes of historical characters and reigning monarchs, besides the latitude and longitude of some five hundred cities." [Thorndike]

    VD17 2:196863V. (issue with GOTT in title.) Gardiner, Astrologica,116. Houzeau/Lancaster 11570 (with incorrect date.) Ackermann IV,261. Poggendorf 181. Not in Caillet, Rosenthal, BL 17th century German, or OCLC. RLIN finds only three copies in the US (Harvard, Smithsonian, & Columbia).

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