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The Resource Claudii Ptolemaei Pheludiensis Alexandrini Almagestum seu Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum, latina donatum lingua ab Georgio Trapezuntio usque quaq[ue] doctissimo per Lucam Gauricum Neapolit[ani] diuinae matheseos professorem egregium in alma urbe Veneta orbis regina recognitum anno salutis MDXXVIII labente

Claudii Ptolemaei Pheludiensis Alexandrini Almagestum seu Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum, latina donatum lingua ab Georgio Trapezuntio usque quaq[ue] doctissimo per Lucam Gauricum Neapolit[ani] diuinae matheseos professorem egregium in alma urbe Veneta orbis regina recognitum anno salutis MDXXVIII labente

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Claudii Ptolemaei Pheludiensis Alexandrini Almagestum seu Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum
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Claudii Ptolemaei Pheludiensis Alexandrini Almagestum seu Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum
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latina donatum lingua ab Georgio Trapezuntio usque quaq[ue] doctissimo per Lucam Gauricum Neapolit[ani] diuinae matheseos professorem egregium in alma urbe Veneta orbis regina recognitum anno salutis MDXXVIII labente
Title variation
  • Almagestum
  • Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum
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Language
  • lat
  • grc
  • lat
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  • 3:321
  • 1:420, no. 865
  • no. 5281
  • no. 327
  • p. XXVI, no. 92
  • P-2214
  • p. 542
Citation source
  • Hoffmann, S.F.W. Bibliographisches Lexicon der gesammten Literatur der Griechen
  • Houzeau & Lancaster. Astronomie (1964 ed.)
  • Wellcome cat. of printed books
  • Camerini, P. Annali dei Giunti
  • Renouard, A.A. Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde
  • Adams
  • BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB41
LC item number
.P79 1528
Literary form
non fiction
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Claudii Ptolemaei Pheludiensis Alexandrini Almagestum seu Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum, latina donatum lingua ab Georgio Trapezuntio usque quaq[ue] doctissimo per Lucam Gauricum Neapolit[ani] diuinae matheseos professorem egregium in alma urbe Veneta orbis regina recognitum anno salutis MDXXVIII labente
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Publication
Note
  • First edition of the first translation from the original Greek of Ptolemy of Alexandria's Almagest, an important textbook of mathematical astronomy. The Almagest, which had previously been available only in a translation made by Gherardo da Cremona from an Arabic version, was translated directly from the Greek by George of Trebizond for Pope Nicolas V in 1451. Trebizond's translation made its first appearance in print in the Giunta ed. of 1528, revised and edited by the distinguished astronomer and mathematician Luca Gaurico. The thirteen sections deal with the motions of celestial bodies, presenting a geocentric model of the universe which governed the thinking of European and Arab scientists until Copernicus. Ptolemy explains the nature of eclipses, equinoxes, how to observe the planets, how to predict their movements, and how to make astronomical calculations, using instruments such as the armillary, plinth, and triquetrum
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Printed in small roman type, with some portions in gothic or Greek type; t.p. in red and black; printed marginal notes and tables
  • Woodcuts: printer's device on t.p. (a large Giunta fleur-de-lis in red, with the printer's initials "L.A."); large white-on-white historiated initials, and smaller white foliated initials throughout text; lavishly illustrated with some full-page, and many marginal astronomical and mathematical diagrams
  • Signatures: A6 a-s8
  • Errata on verso of leaf 143
Dimensions
32 cm. (fol.)
Extent
[6], 143, [1] leaves (last leaf blank)
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: first issue, with leaf 90 missigned m3, and without the three-line register on verso of leaf 143; cf. NUC pre-1956, 474:324 (0630147 and 0630149).
  • Spec. Coll. copy: modern brown calf, blind-ruled in Renaissance style, with blind-stamped title "Ptolemaeus" on upper cover; edges sprinkled red and blue. Purchase, E.K. Schreiber, 1984.
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ill. (woodcuts)
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  • (OCoLC)13480745
  • ucoclc13480745
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Claudii Ptolemaei Pheludiensis Alexandrini Almagestum seu Magnae constructionis mathematicae opus plane diuinum, latina donatum lingua ab Georgio Trapezuntio usque quaq[ue] doctissimo per Lucam Gauricum Neapolit[ani] diuinae matheseos professorem egregium in alma urbe Veneta orbis regina recognitum anno salutis MDXXVIII labente
Publication
Note
  • First edition of the first translation from the original Greek of Ptolemy of Alexandria's Almagest, an important textbook of mathematical astronomy. The Almagest, which had previously been available only in a translation made by Gherardo da Cremona from an Arabic version, was translated directly from the Greek by George of Trebizond for Pope Nicolas V in 1451. Trebizond's translation made its first appearance in print in the Giunta ed. of 1528, revised and edited by the distinguished astronomer and mathematician Luca Gaurico. The thirteen sections deal with the motions of celestial bodies, presenting a geocentric model of the universe which governed the thinking of European and Arab scientists until Copernicus. Ptolemy explains the nature of eclipses, equinoxes, how to observe the planets, how to predict their movements, and how to make astronomical calculations, using instruments such as the armillary, plinth, and triquetrum
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Printed in small roman type, with some portions in gothic or Greek type; t.p. in red and black; printed marginal notes and tables
  • Woodcuts: printer's device on t.p. (a large Giunta fleur-de-lis in red, with the printer's initials "L.A."); large white-on-white historiated initials, and smaller white foliated initials throughout text; lavishly illustrated with some full-page, and many marginal astronomical and mathematical diagrams
  • Signatures: A6 a-s8
  • Errata on verso of leaf 143
Dimensions
32 cm. (fol.)
Extent
[6], 143, [1] leaves (last leaf blank)
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: first issue, with leaf 90 missigned m3, and without the three-line register on verso of leaf 143; cf. NUC pre-1956, 474:324 (0630147 and 0630149).
  • Spec. Coll. copy: modern brown calf, blind-ruled in Renaissance style, with blind-stamped title "Ptolemaeus" on upper cover; edges sprinkled red and blue. Purchase, E.K. Schreiber, 1984.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)13480745
  • ucoclc13480745

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