389
389
Magini, Giovanni Antonio (1555-1617)
TABULA TETRAGONICA, SEU QUADRATORUM NUMERORUM CUM SUIS RADICIBUS. VENICE: G.B. CIOTTI, 1592
Estimate
1,0001,500
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389
Magini, Giovanni Antonio (1555-1617)
TABULA TETRAGONICA, SEU QUADRATORUM NUMERORUM CUM SUIS RADICIBUS. VENICE: G.B. CIOTTI, 1592
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Magini, Giovanni Antonio (1555-1617)
TABULA TETRAGONICA, SEU QUADRATORUM NUMERORUM CUM SUIS RADICIBUS. VENICE: G.B. CIOTTI, 1592
FIRST EDITION THUS, 4to (194 x 144mm.), engraved vignette on title, modern boards, slightly spotted, a few leaves slightly browned
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Provenance

Pietro Riccardi (1828-1898), historian of mathematics; Biblioteca Riccardi in Modena, library label (Bragaglia, Gli ex libris italiani, 2053); bought from Michael Phelps, Cowfold, Sussex, 2001

Literature

Tomash & Williams M17; Edit16 24192; Riccardi ii, 66; USTC 839612; Dennis E. Rhodes, Giovanni Battista Ciotti (1562-1627?): publisher extraordinary at Venice (Venice 2013), 35-36 (1592 issues of De planis triangulis)

Catalogue Note

These tables are a separate issue of the tables that are part of Magini's De planis triangulis that appeared in the same year. They are tables of squares, which before logarithms enabled the performance of complex calculations.

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