NEWTON, John (1622-1678)
Cosmographia, or a View of the Terrestrial and Coelestial Globes, in a brief explanation of the principles of plain and solid geometry, applied to surveying and gauging of cask. The doctrine of primum mobile. With an account of the Juilan & Gregorian calendars, and the computation of the places of the sun, moon, and fixed stars, from such decimal tables of their middle motion, as supposeth the whole circle to be divided into an hundred degrees or parts. To which is added an introduction unto geography
London: Printed for Thomas Passinger, 1679. 8vo. Title printed in red and black. , 320, 319-510,  pp. 14 engraved plates (11 folding). 4pp. ads in the rear.
Contemporary red morocco, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled pastedowns, gilt edges
Provenance: William Ian Turner (collector's blindstamp)
Early English pedagogical treatise on mathematics.
Designed as a practical guide on the instruction of mathematics, the work includes sections on surveying, geometry and astronomy, as well as tables to determine area and other calculations. The work includes an ad in the rear for James Atkinson's school for mathematical sciences, as well as the sale of scientific instruments.
Wing N1055; ESTC R17177.