677
677
Visconti, Antonio Maria
PRACTICA NUMERORUM, & MENSURARUM, AC ALLUVIONIS PARTITIONEM, INVESTIGANDI. BRESCIA: GIACOMO & POLICRETO TURLINO, 1581
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
677
Visconti, Antonio Maria
PRACTICA NUMERORUM, & MENSURARUM, AC ALLUVIONIS PARTITIONEM, INVESTIGANDI. BRESCIA: GIACOMO & POLICRETO TURLINO, 1581
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Visconti, Antonio Maria
PRACTICA NUMERORUM, & MENSURARUM, AC ALLUVIONIS PARTITIONEM, INVESTIGANDI. BRESCIA: GIACOMO & POLICRETO TURLINO, 1581
FIRST EDITION, 4to (200 x 150mm.), woodcut arms of the Duke of Parma on title, woodcut diagrams, some old ink deletions (e.g. on T4), contemporary vellum-backed boards, minimal marginal worming
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Provenance

Francesco Ingoli, inscription (see below); bought from Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum, Milan, 1987

The title-page is inscribed “Franc de Ingoli”, apparently Francesco Ingoli (1578-1649), the Italian priest appointed to debate Copernican astronomy with Galileo, with annotations in two later hands "primo Segretario de Propaganda [Fide] Urb. VIII" and "suo autografo".

Literature

Tomash & Williams V17; Edit16 35617; Riccardi i, 606; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.368; USTC 863522; Van Egmond, p.349

Catalogue Note

RARE. We have traced only one other copy at auction. The work is divided into three sections dealing with numbers, measurement, and river engineering. Among the arithmetical chapters is a section on book-keeping.

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