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Matematiche Discipline per uso della illustrissima Accademia Delia di Padova: dove in sei trattati brevemente si ristringono Aritmetica, Geometria, Trigonometria pratiche, Fortificazione, Sfera e Geografia
In Padova: Per gli Eredi di Paolo Frambotto, , 1665. In Padova: Per gli Eredi di Paolo Frambotto, 1665 First edition of this comprehensive introduction to the principale branches of mathematics, designed for the use of students at the Accademia Delia in Padua. Nineteenth-century half vellum over marbled boards, title in ink on spine. . Quarto. With three folding plates and three folding tables, plus numerous illustrations and tables in the text. Minor wear, some browning and staining in the first few gatherings, ownership signature and notation on title-page partially blotted out at an early date. A very good copy. The Accademia Delia was founded in 1609, in order to provide a mathematical grounding to young noblemen who were training for a military career. Its founder, Pietro Duodo, was a friend of Galileo and when the position of lecturer in mathematics was advertised in 1610, Galileo drew up the curriculum, which was to include basic arithmetic, geometry and stereometry, mechanics (including the use of machines and instruments), artillery, the use of the compass and measuring instruments, perspective, military architecture and fortification and the defence and attack of fortresses. By the time Bonvicino (d. 1667) came to write the present course a half century later, the curriculum had changed in some ways, but remained broadly similar. Here we see six treatises on arithmetic, practical geometry, trigonometry, fortification, the use of artillery spheres, and geography. In the last of these, we find the principal cities and rivers of most European countries and of the known parts of the new world. All that is known, we are told, of California is that it is an island
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