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Work C.4.1

Federico Commandino
Commentary on Ptolemy's Liber de analemmate

Text ‘(ed. Rome 1562) (1v) Commentarius. Antiquos mathematicos de gnomonicis rationibus conscripsisse ex Vitruvio, Ptolemaeoque satis constat, quorum inventis cum Ptolemaeus non nulla addidisset — ab ipso analemmate exordium capientes.’

Content A commentary on Ptolemy’s Liber de analemmate in William of Moerbeke’s translation (A.5.1).

Origin Published by Federico Commandino in Rome in 1562. In this edition, the commentary is interspersed with Commandino’s own edition of the original text. MS Urbino, BU, Fondo del Comune – Busta 120 contains apparently the draft or the preparatory work for the edition.

Bibl. P. L. Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics. Studies on Humanists and Mathematicians from Petrarch to Galileo, Geneva, 1975, 198-199; D. R. Edwards, Ptolemy’s “Peri Analemmatos” – an Annotated Transcription of Moerbeke’s Latin Translation and of the Surviving Greek Fragments, with an English Version and Commentary, PhD dissertation, Brown University, Providence, 1984, 26-29; R. Sinisgalli, S. Vastola, L’analemma di Tolomeo, Firenze, 1992.

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Rome, Paulus Manutius, 1562, sig. 1r-48v


Urbino, BU, Fondo del Comune – Busta 120 (28), s. XVI, f. 226r-244rImages