Claudius Ptolemy, astronomer, mathematician and Egyptian geographer of the second century A.D., was born in Ptolemais Hermia (Upper Egypt) and lived and worked in Alexandria. It rivaled wits with the great Hipparchus and, as a systematic, only surpassed by anyone, gathered in itself the knowledge of antiquity in various scientific fields, extending in some of them. For use by astronomers he invented a trigonometry, so as finished, which prevailed throughout the Middle Ages.
The existing codex in the General Library and Historical La Nau was sent copy and enlightened by Alfonso the Magnanimous from the library that the King had in the Castel Nuovo of Naples and went to the library of San Miguel de los Reyes. It is up to the fifteenth century, other examples exist in the Libraries of His Majesty, and the National Paris. Jesuit Father Joseph Fischer, in an article published in the journal “Iberian” refers to this manuscript and mention of existing Latino Greek codices or in the Libraries of Rome, London, Milan, Florence, Naples, Vienna, Munich, Venice, Parma , Modena and Nancy. Issues occur from 1475-1845.
The manuscript of the University of Valencia (size: 44.1 x 30.5 cm) is of unique beauty, consisting of 216 pages useful, except the 104, two columns and 57 lines. The material used is vellum. Letter of the fifteenth century with miniadas borders in gold and colors, with an angel holding hollow crown to shield capital letters in gold and color, red titles and claims ten leaves. The binding is styled skin on wood and gilt-edged.
It also contains the manuscript with the geographical and mathematical study of their observations, twenty seven maps, of which twenty six are two pages and the last of a page.
This beautiful facsimile edition of the Valencian publishing house is of the year 1983, unique, limited, numbered and notarized.
Facsimile bound in full skin with metal edges and embossed planes, format 33 x 46 cm.
Complementary study book bound in leather and planes in fabric, format 32 x 45.5 cm, 208 pages and in bilingual format, Spanish and English languages. Introduction by Víctor Navarro Brotons (Professor of the University of Valencia). Translation and notes made by Ángel Aguirre Álvarez (Doctor in History), Víctor Navarro Brotons and Enrique Rodríguez Galdeano (Doctor in Classical Philology). Translation by Thomas F. Glick (Rector of Boston University).
Both books are presented in an exclusive, new (original case was very poor quality and was damaged), 32 x 47 x 7 cm format.
All the set in perfect condition. Edition sold out in the publisher and much sought after.
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