The Works of Galileo

Foundations of Mathematical Physics

Astronomy: Regiomontanus, Epitome of Ptolemy’s Almagest

While Apian ((previous page)) represents a popular textbook, Regiomontanus’ Epitome of Ptolemy’s Almagest, published in 1496, represents the pinnacle of Renaissance astronomy (Figure 1) . In the frontispiece (Figure 2) , Ptolemy and Regiomontanus converse together through the centuries. This book contains an updated version of Ptolemaic mathematical astronomy, and is the first of the three most important works of astronomy published in the next 100 years. (Figure 3) (Figure 4) (Figure 5) (Figure 6) (Figure 7) (Figure 8)

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Regiomontanus, 1496. "Sed mirum est..."

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