Clarissimi Hyginii astronomi De mundi Et sphæræ Ac vtriusq[ue] Partium Declaratione Cum Planetis Et Variis Signis Historiatis.
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|Physical Description:|| p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 23 cm (4to)|
|Place of Publication:|
Italy -- Venezia.
|General note:||"The Poeticon Astronomicon was one of the primary ancient literary sources on the constellations. In the Renaissance, the work was usually attributed to the Roman historian C. Julius Hyginus, who lived in the first century B.C., but we now know it was probably composed by some other Hyginus at a later date. The order of the constellations follows that of the catalog in Ptolemy's Almagest, so the work may date from the second century A.D or later".|
Deals chiefly with the myths connected with the constellations.
Often wrongly attributed to Caius Julius Hyginus. (Cf. Rose, H.J. Handbook of Latin lit., 3d ed. London, 1954. p446-7)
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With large woodcut on title page.
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