429
429
Mitthoff, Burkhard (1501-1564)
STEREOMETRIA, ARS OECONOMICA, DOCENS CERTAS DIMENSIONES CORPORUM SOLIDORUM. FRANKFURT: CHRISTIAN EGENOLF, (1544)
Estimate
8001,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
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429
Mitthoff, Burkhard (1501-1564)
STEREOMETRIA, ARS OECONOMICA, DOCENS CERTAS DIMENSIONES CORPORUM SOLIDORUM. FRANKFURT: CHRISTIAN EGENOLF, (1544)
Estimate
8001,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Mitthoff, Burkhard (1501-1564)
STEREOMETRIA, ARS OECONOMICA, DOCENS CERTAS DIMENSIONES CORPORUM SOLIDORUM. FRANKFURT: CHRISTIAN EGENOLF, (1544)
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (150 x 95mm.), woodcut device on title, woodcut initials and diagrams, old vellum, modern folding cloth box, B5 with tear extending into text, marginal worm-hole touching one or two catch-words
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Provenance

bought from Richard Arkway, New York, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams M111; USTC 694702; VD16 M5667

Catalogue Note

“This is a work explaining how to find areas and volumes of complex shapes by breaking them up into simple sections. This pre-calculus technique was often used, for example, in attempting to find the volume of an irregularly shaped wine barrel” (Tomash & Williams). Kepler expanded on these methods in his Nova stereometria doliorum vinariorum of 1615 (lot 311).

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