G. POMODORO 1603 Rare Book On Surveying And Drawing Instruments
GEOMETRIA PRATTICA DICHIARATA DA GIOVANNI SCALA SOPRA LE TAVOLE DELL\ECC. TE MATHEMATICO GIOVANNI POMODORO TRATTE D\EUCLIDE ET ALTRI AUTHORI. 1603 (but 1599 at colophon). Condition very good, noting an ink possession note on the frontispiece. A very nice and unrestored copy. Few waterstains in some pages. With 44 + 7 full-page. Plates illustrating drawing, surveying and military instruments and their application in field. Besides the instruments (compass, square ruler, stiletto , gun compass, surveyors cross, geometric square with quadrant) the treatise depicts many surveying scenes including figures in gentlemanly or military costumes. The fame of Pomodoros treatise is attested by the fact that, just one year after its publication, it was cited by the architect Giorgio Vasari the Younger (1562.1625) in his manuscript Raccolta di vari strumenti per misurare.. This richly illustrated manual of Euclidean geometry by Pomodoro is important for its realistic representation and full description of contemporary mathematical instruments. An important introduction to 16-17.
This first edition was re-issued with a new engraved title page in 1624, and then in 1667, 1691 and 1772, all using the original plates. Olschki: \ C\est l\édition originale de 1599 avec un nouveau titre frontispice et une nouvelle dédicace \; Riccardi: I, 300: \ La geometria pratica del Pomodoro è un trattato di agrimensura che per cognizioni topometriche e per esattezza di figure rappresentanti gli oggetti e gli strumenti di misurazione, trovo assai ben fatto pel tempo in cui venne la prima volta pubblicato \. Smith, History of Mathematics, II, 356-358.
Brusaporci Distinguished Figures in Descriptive Geometry. POMODORO 1603 Rare Book On Surveying And Drawing Instruments" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments".
The seller is "danfrie1" and is located in MILANO. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Period: Pre 1800
- Type: Drawing Tools/ Set