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Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.1.30

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


‘(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.’


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


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.