106
106
Casati, Paolo (1617-1707)
FABRICA, ET USO DEL COMPASSO DI PROPORTIONE, DOVE INSEGNA À GLI ARTEFICI IL MODO DI FARE IN ESSO LE NECESSARIE DIVISIONI, E CON VARI PROBLEMI USUALI MOSTRA L'UTILITÀ DE QUESTO STROMENTO. BOLOGNA: GIOVANNI BATTISTA FERRONI, 1664
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1,0001,500
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106
Casati, Paolo (1617-1707)
FABRICA, ET USO DEL COMPASSO DI PROPORTIONE, DOVE INSEGNA À GLI ARTEFICI IL MODO DI FARE IN ESSO LE NECESSARIE DIVISIONI, E CON VARI PROBLEMI USUALI MOSTRA L'UTILITÀ DE QUESTO STROMENTO. BOLOGNA: GIOVANNI BATTISTA FERRONI, 1664
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Casati, Paolo (1617-1707)
FABRICA, ET USO DEL COMPASSO DI PROPORTIONE, DOVE INSEGNA À GLI ARTEFICI IL MODO DI FARE IN ESSO LE NECESSARIE DIVISIONI, E CON VARI PROBLEMI USUALI MOSTRA L'UTILITÀ DE QUESTO STROMENTO. BOLOGNA: GIOVANNI BATTISTA FERRONI, 1664
FIRST EDITION, 4to (204 x 147mm.), woodcut on title, 4 folding engraved plates, 8 pp. woodcut illustrations at end, other woodcut diagrams in text, 2 ll. errata at the end, modern vellum, title with small paper overslip changing "Del Molto" to "Il Molto", repairs throughout (mostly marginal, also to plates)
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Provenance

Grigorius Vivvarellus, signature on title; bought from Studio Bibliografico "Gutenberg", Milan, 1991

Literature

Tomash & Williams C32; Riccardi i, 271

Catalogue Note

Casati was professor of mathematics at the Jesuit Collegio Romano and then at the university of Parma. This work, one of many that he wrote, is a consolidation of Galileo's work on the compass (see lots 197 onwards); it was reprinted three times before the end of the seventeenth century.

"...It not only contains good descriptions of usage, complete with many examples, but also discusses the manufacture of the device with two major foldout diagrams that could be used as patterns for the scales. Unlike many such works that state the method of usage but then give very simple problems involving triangles (for example), Casati provides the reader with realistic problems involving regular shapes" (Tomash & Williams, p.259).

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