4to, ff. , 81, [1, blank], 84, 126, 88, 18, ; woodcut printer’s device to title, woodcut initials and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text, letterpress tables of which many folding, several errors in foliation; occasional light foxing, one single small wormhole to blank outer margin of first few leaves, old repair to outer margin of *6, *8, and A2; nevertheless a very good copy in eighteenth-century Italian vellum over boards, spine lettered directly in gilt; lower board a little soiled.
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Opere di Orontio Fineo … divise in cinque parti, arimetica, geometria, cosmografia, e orivoli, tradotte da Cosimo Bartoli … et gli specchi, tradotti dal cavalier Ercole Bottrigaro … nuovamente poste in luce.
First Italian edition of the works of Finé. Among the most influential scientific scholars of the sixteenth century, over three decades at the Collège Royale Oronce Finé (1494–1555) made considerable contributions to various branches of mathematics, from geometry and arithmetic to astronomy and geography, including cartography. The woodcuts are copied from those designed by Finé for Protomathesis (1532), the first collected edition of his works, and continued to be used until 1670.
Adams F459; EDIT16 19063; Mortimer 187; USTC 829603.
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