Vincentius Viviani Serenissimi Magni Ducis Etruriae Mathematicus.
Engraving, with large margins, proof before lettering of artist and engraver, rare. Plate 336 x 248mm. 13¼ x 9¾".
Vincenzo Viviani (1622-1703) was an Italian mathematician and scientist. He was a pupil of Torricelli and a disciple of Galileo. In Florence, Viviani had Galileo's life and achievements written in Latin on the facade of his palace, on huge stone scrolls. The palace was renamed Palazzo dei Cartelloni. The original is held in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
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