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Ptolemaeus

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Work C.1.30

Ercole Bottrigari
Mathematicae operationes omnes quae in Magnae Ptolemaei compositionis astronomicae libris XIII continentur

Text

‘(Bologna, BU, 326) Mathematicae operationes omnes quae in Magnae Cl. Ptolemaei Pelusiensibus Alexandrini compositionis astronomicae, Almagesti vulgo nuncupatae, lib<ris> XIII continentur… Ab Hercule Bottrigario geometrice ac arithmetice propria eius manu demonstratae, Bononiae, 1560.’

Content

Over 1000 pages filled in with calculations based on the Almagest.

Origin

The unique MS is Ercole Bottrigari’s autograph dated Bologna 1560. Ercole Bottrigari (1531-1612) is known mainly as a musician and poet, who published books on madrigals and musical theory.

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