Amsterdam: Andreas Frisius, 1669.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046282
Contemporary vellum, light discoloration and mild bowing. Light scattered foxing, heavier to endpapers, a few plates with minor crinkles and tears in the gutter, but quite clean and bright overall. 11 folding and 8 full page plates and an extra engraved title to the first volume. (10), 96pp, (12); (8), 96p
Pignoria's work on the Mensa Isiaca or Bembine Tablet, an important Renaissance source for the study of Egyptian hieroglyphics, though it is now usually regarded as a Roman work in Egyptian style. Kircher used it for his extensive but wildly incorrect attempts at deciphering. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046282.