The woodcuts comprise not just decorative borders but also a portrait of Pythagoras in his study, hand signals for various numbers, and engaging representations of various problems such as ascertaining the volume of barrels and water troughs, how much of a broken tree has fallen and how much is still standing, and how long it takes various big cats to eat a sheep.
Lorenzo Morgiani was a prolific printer who began in Florence in 1490 and probably died in the early sixteenth century. He worked in association with a German printer, Johannes Petri of Mainz, who had been active as a printer in Florence since 1472, partly in association with the San Jacopo a Ripoli press.
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