Contains the full Latin text of Porta’s manuscript, De Telescopio (pp. 29- 163). "Della Porta also claimed to have invented the first telescope, but died while preparing the treatise (De telescopiis) in support of his claim. His efforts were also overshadowed by Galileo Galilei's improvement of the telescope in 1609, following its introduction in the Netherlands in 1608" [Wikipedia]. 8vo. 163 pp. Frontis., illus., diagrams. Original printed wrappers; spine gently mended. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Very good +. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: De Telescopio. Con introduzione di Vasco ...
Publisher: Leo S. Olschki
Publication Date: 1962
Book Description Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1962., 1962. Frontispiece, 163 pp; 2 leaves; illus. Original wrappers. Top of spine torn, else Very Good. Contains Latin text (pp. 29-163) of Porta's manuscript, De Telescopio. Seller Inventory # 12156