514
514
Peurbach, Georg von (1423-1461)
TRACTATUS... SUPER PROPOSITIONES PTOLEMAEI DE SINUBUS & CHORDIS. ITEM COMPOSITIO TABULARUM SINUUM PER IOANNEM DE REGIOMONTE. ADIECTAE SUNT & TABULAE SINUUM DUPLICES PER EUNDEM REGIOMONTANUM. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1541
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1,5002,000
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514
Peurbach, Georg von (1423-1461)
TRACTATUS... SUPER PROPOSITIONES PTOLEMAEI DE SINUBUS & CHORDIS. ITEM COMPOSITIO TABULARUM SINUUM PER IOANNEM DE REGIOMONTE. ADIECTAE SUNT & TABULAE SINUUM DUPLICES PER EUNDEM REGIOMONTANUM. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1541
Estimate
1,5002,000
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Peurbach, Georg von (1423-1461)
TRACTATUS... SUPER PROPOSITIONES PTOLEMAEI DE SINUBUS & CHORDIS. ITEM COMPOSITIO TABULARUM SINUUM PER IOANNEM DE REGIOMONTE. ADIECTAE SUNT & TABULAE SINUUM DUPLICES PER EUNDEM REGIOMONTANUM. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1541
FIRST EDITION, folio (305 x 202mm.), woodcut initials and diagrams, without final blank leaf, modern marbled paper wrappers, a few small stains
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams P63; USTC 699113; VD16 P 2071

Catalogue Note

Peurbach's treatise contained a description of how to calculate the values of sines and chords, in the first place as explained by Arabic astronomers and then according to Ptolemy; Peurbach partly based his work on that of John of Gmunden's De sinubus, chordis et arcubus. The trigonometric tables of Regiomontanus are also published here for the first time. The preface is by Johannes Schöner, a Nuremberg mathematician and astronomer (see lot 584 for a work by him, also printed by Petreius).

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