J.A. Commenii Orbis sensualium pictus, hoc est, Omnium fundamentalium in mundo rerum & in vitâ actionum, pictura & nomenclatura... / translated into English by Charles Hoole.

Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670 [Browse]
Uniform title
  • English
  • Latin
London : Printed for J. Kirton, at the King-Arms, in Saint Paules Church-yard, 1659.
24 unnumbered pages, 309 pages, 11 unnumbered pages : illustrations (engravings) ; 15 cm (8°)


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  • Text in English and Latin, set in two columns.
  • Unnumbered page [24] mis-numbered as "16."
  • Signatures: A⁸ b⁴ B⁸-X⁸.
  • Illustrations: 150 numbered illustrations throughout the text depicting animals, objects in the natural world, and people at work; illustration #93 depicts printers at work (p. 190), #94 shows a booksellers shop, including a "catalogue" (p.192), and #95 shows a book-binder's shop (p. 194).
  • Cotsen copy: Illustrations somewhat crudely hand-colored in rust red through page 42, presumably by a child-reader.
  • Cotsen copy: Imperfect, lacking frontispiece and leaf B2.
  • Cotsen copy: Inscribed on front free endpaper recto: "J. Evans, 1847."
  • Cotsen copy: Pictorial bookplate of John ("Johannis") Evans on front pastedown.
  • Cotsen copy: Small pictorial bookplate of Walter Schatzki on front free endpaper recto.
  • Cotsen copy: Small pictorial bookplate of Justin Schiller on front free endpaper recto.
Bibliographic references
Index of topics on 11 pages at end.
Binding note
Cotsen copy: Later 18th cent. calf, rebacked with gilt spine title: "Commenius's visible world."
  • English short title catalogue, R20487
  • Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed. 1994), C5523
Other title(s)
  • Picture and nomenclature of all the chief things that are in the world, and of mens employments therein
  • Picture and nomenclature of all the chief things that are in the world, and of men's employments therein
  • Commenius's visible world
  • Visible world
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