Notable Treatise on Riparian Law with Illustrations and Three Folding Tables Aimo, Battista [1550-1589]. Fritsch, Ahasver [1629-1701], Editor. Tractatus Singularis De Universo Alluvionum Jure, (Von Zuwachs- oder Anflossungs-Recht). Ante Annos Septuaginta Primum Editus, Nunc Vero Diligenter Revisus, A Plurimis Mendis Repurgatus, Novisque Notis & Animadversionibus Adauctus. Opera & Studio Ahasveri Fritschi. Jena: Sumtibus Zachariae Hertel, 1675. [xxiv], 536 (i.e. 556), 36 pp. Three folding tables. 33 text woodcuts. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, joints just starting at head, some offsetting to margins of endleaves. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, light soiling to title page. $2,250. * Second edition by Fritsch. Aimo's influential treatise addresses a thorny aspect of riparian law: alluvium, that is, soil deposited on a shore by a river that modifies the dimensions of a parcel of land. A fine example of humanistic legal scholarship, it is notable for its application of geometry-based surveying techniques, which are illustrated in the plates and woodcuts. First published in 1580, it went through several editions into the eighteenth century. The illustrations in this edition add German case studies to Aimo's Greek and Roman examples. One of the tables includes an image of the Neckar River. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 12:150780R.
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