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[ORSINI, Latino]. Trattato del radio latino. Istrumento Giustissimo & facile piu d'ogn'altro per prendere qual si voglia misura, & positione diluogo tanto in Cielo, come in Terra. Rome: Vincentio Accolti, 1583.

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[ORSINI, Latino]. Trattato del radio latino. Istrumento Giustissimo & facile piu d'ogn'altro per prendere qual si voglia misura, & positione diluogo tanto in Cielo, come in Terra. Rome: Vincentio Accolti, 1583.

4° (260 x 183mm). Title-page with typographical ornament, woodcut tables and diagrams, 14 full-page woodcuts, uncut. (Some very slight browning, very light soiling to title-page.) Later vellum boards.
FIRST EDITION. According to The Dictionary of Scientific Biography, this work is a revision and enlargement by Egnatio Danti (Pellegrino Rinaldi, 1526-1586). However, it appears from the preface that Danti had more of an editorial capacity, and a second edition of 1586 involved Danti in a more redactive manner. Danti was a Dominican, map and globe maker to Cosimo I, and from 1583 Bishop of Alatri. His interests were primarily mathematical, and he came from a family of noted mathematicians and astronomers, including Giovanni Battista, and Pier Vicenzio. Adams O-317; Gamba 1550; not in Riccardi; Honeyman lot 823 mistakenly gives Danti as the author of this work; not in the British Library.
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