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Dionisio de Mosquera
MOSQUERA, Dionisio de.

MOSQUERA, Dionisio de.

Litho-Statica, 1721

1. Latin, 1721.
[Contained within an ornate box:] Litho-Statica, | O | Theorica, Y Practica | De Medir Piedras Preciosas. | Compvesta Por Don | Dionisio de Mosquera, Artifice de Obras | de Oro, y Tassador de Joyas en esta | Corte, y Villa Imperial de Madrid. | Dedicado | Al Artifice Mas Prodigioso, | Al Patron Mas Insigne, | Al Pasmo De Los Milagro, | Al Apostol De La Francia, | Al Obispo De Noyons, | El Gloriosissimo | San Eloy. | Con Privilegio. | [ornate rule] | En Madrid: Por Francisco del Hierro. Año de M.DCC.XXI.

8°: ¶4 ¶¶4 ¶¶¶4 A-Bb4 Cc3; 115l.; [24], 1-202, [4] p., one folding plate (page 64). Page size: 200 x 148 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [6 pgs], "Al Primer Apostol De Flandes, | Y Obispo De Noyons, | El Glorioso San Eloy, | ..."-signed Dionisio de Mosquera.; [3 pgs], "Censura Del P. Pedro De Ulloa | ..."-dated 22 June 1722.; [1 pg], "Licencia De Ordinaro."; [2 pgs], Aprobacion De D. Juan Muñoz, | ..."; [3 pgs], "El Rey."; [1 pg], "Fee De Erratas."; [6 pgs], "Prologo."; 1-202, Text.; [2 pgs], "Tabula | De Los Capitulos, Que Se | Contienen en este Tomo."

Rare. An early Spanish gemological work dealing with the theoretical and practical aspects of weighing precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, etc. Sinkankas (1993) contains a full description of the contents.

Bibliographical references: BL [1508/1489.]. LKG: XVI 224. Maffei & Rua Figuera, Bibliografía Mineral, 1871-2: 1, 493, no. 1702. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 2, 214. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 4618.

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