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Terra di Lavoro Olim Campania Felix: Giovanni Antonio Magini

Giovanni Antonio Magini

Published by Impensis ipsius auctoris (1720)

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Item Description: Impensis ipsius auctoris, 1720. senza rilegatura. Book Condition: buono. prima edizione. Incisione in rame raffigurante il territorio della provincia di Caserta, la zona che va dal Golfo di Gaeta al Golfo di Napoli. Tratta dall'opera "Italia" pubblicata a Bologna nel 1620. Opera che rappresenta il vero primo atlante della nostra penisola. L'opera fu realizzata dal grande matematico verso la fine del 1500 ma, a causa della sua morte, fu pubblicata solo nel 1620 dal figlio Fabio. Le dimensioni della carta sono di: cm: 53,2X39,5 Leggeri difetti. Nel complesso un discreto esemplare. Bookseller Inventory # 9810

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Magini Giovanni Antonio

Published by Venetiis Apud Haeredem Damiani Zanarii 1607 (1607)

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Item Description: Venetiis Apud Haeredem Damiani Zanarii 1607, 1607. First Edition of this Opera of astrology, astronomy cartography and mathematics. Profusely illustrated throughout, with frontispiece engraving, engraved capital letters, schematic engravings, astrological diagrams and a great number of astrological schematic engravings. 4to (mm. 194 x 141), in a handsome later binding of full royal blue vellum, title in gold on the spine, and the upper cover with astrological diagram in gilt. [10], 120 pp. A fine, beautifully preserved copy in a pleasing state of preservation. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY MAGINI. ‘In October 1586, following the death of Egnatio Danti, who held the chair of mathematics at the University of Bologna, a competition was announced to fill the chair. Magini competed for the chair as did, among others, Galileo. One might think that there would be no competition once Galileo applied for a chair but Magini was nine years older than Galileo and seen as a much safer appointment; he was appointed in 1588 and held the position for the rest of his life. Galileo had revolutionary ideas while Magini's ideas were original but based on the established world-view.’ In 1592 Magini published De Planis Triangulis which explains the use of quadrants in astronomy and in surveying, in particular describing details of calculations and measurements which could be performed with a quadrant. He published De astrologica ratione in 1607, a work in which he discusses the uses of astrology in medicine. He was also a strong believer in metoposcopy, the art of deducing someone's personality from the pattern of the lines across their forehead, and he published a work on that topic. In 1606 Magini published an extremely accurate set of trigonometric tables. This mathematical work is typical of all of Magini's mathematical contributions which are all highly practical; they include treatises on the geometry of the sphere, on applications of trigonometry, and on calculating devices of his own invention. Magini was also interested in mirrors, both in their theory, publishing a treatise on the theory of concave spherical mirrors, and in their practical manufacture. He presented large concave spherical mirrors to Jacopo Boncompagni (son of Pope Gregory XIII and Prince of Sora), to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (son Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma), and to the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. The Duke of Mantua paid him a handsome sum for one of the mirrors but there was a long battle between Magini and Rudolf II since Magini felt he had been promised payment for the mirror which he did not receive. His cartographic work was highly praised. On 15 March 1595 Magini published a map of the Bologna region and wrote in the dedication: "Inasmuch as I desire to publish a complete atlas of Italy, showing, besides the provinces, the territories of each city, I have decided to publish first this map of the territory of Bologna ." "[The Bologna map] was soon followed by other maps, and in two years he had the greater part of the maps of North Italy already engraved, and some of them published. They were apparently sold separately and are extremely rare in this state; for, being unable to obtain material for his maps of Southern Italy, he started correcting and revising what he had already done, publishing a new map of the territory of Bologna in two sheets in 1599. At last, in 1602, he received materials for the formation of the maps of the kingdom of Naples; and in 1604 nearly the whole atlas was ready, and an index of it appeared in the Latin edition of his astronomical work, the 'Tavole del Primo Mobile'. But now he was unable to obtain engravers, owing to a series of misfortunes, and began a lengthy descriptive commentary which was to accompany the maps, but which was never published, and is for the most part lost. At last, in 1607, he secured the services of one Benjamin Wright, who, in the following year, engraved for him a large map of Italy in six sheets. Wright, however, was something of a dru. Bookseller Inventory # 23804

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MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio

Published by Venice Damiano Zenario 1589. (1589)

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Item Description: Venice Damiano Zenario 1589., 1589. First edition of New Theories of the Celestial Orbs Agreeing with the Observations of Copernicus, Magini’s principal astronomical treatise. The work is of interest for the 16th-century reception of Copernicus, whom Magini admired; and although he endorsed the unprecedented accuracy of Copernicus’s calculation of celestial movements he nevertheless publicly retained his belief in geocentrism. His private correspondence, however, leaves no doubt that Magini became a "closet" Copernican (see above). Even so, Magini represents a progressive case of 16th-century "establishment" science, and whether explicitly or not, and whether fairly or not, he is the target in much of Galileo’s more revolutionary embrace of the Copernican system. In this work Magini "took the position that Copernicus had so reformed astronomy that no correction of equal motions, or a very slight one, was now required. For although Copernicus had devised hypotheses which wandered far from verisimilitude, yet they corresponded closely to the phenomena. He, therefore, collated the ideas of Ptolemy and Copernicus, adding new hypotheses of his own where they seemed necessary, and has written an introductory text or theory of the planets along these lines. He asserts that there was a great demand for such a theory of the planets which would abandon the outmoded Alfonsine hypotheses and conform his recent observations without such absurd hypotheses as Copernicus had imagined" (Thorndike VI.56).At the time of the present work, Magini (1555-1617) held one of the two chairs of mathematics at Bologna, to which he had been elected over the young Galileo. This undeserved preference naturally aggravated the already advanced rivalry between the two. Magini was a talented calculator, producing the best ephemerides of his day, and was an accomplished geographer and cartographer. * Adams M-119; Riccardi I.2.65.5; Luigi Campedelli in DSB IX.12-13; Gingerich, "Science in the Age of Copernicus," Harvard Library Bulletin XXVI, no. 4 (1978), no. 42; Thorndike VI.56-9. Bookseller Inventory # 3477

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Magini Giovanni Antonio

Published by Nicola Tebaldini, BOLOGNA (1620)

ISBN 13: 2560007000086

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From: Biblioteca di Babele (Tarquinia, VT, Italy)

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Item Description: Nicola Tebaldini, BOLOGNA, 1620. Book Condition: OTTIMO USATO. I. ITALIANO Pregiata Prima Edizione del 1620, rilegatura in mezza pelle, esemplare con carte di ottima e fresca tiratura, condizione questa, non presente nelle edizioni successive. Frontespizio figurato inciso da Oliviero Gatti. 24 Pagine e 61 carte geografiche. Raro e prezioso. Bookseller Inventory # GA005-90E

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