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dc.creatorPiccolomini, Alessandro, 1508-1578
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T18:58:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T18:58:54Z
dc.date.issued 1579
dc.identifier.citation Piccolomini, Alessandro, 1508-1578. "La sfera del mondo di M. Alessandro Piccolomini, title page." (1579) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/78835.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/78835
dc.description Page image from bound volume which has the following bibliographic description: 6 preliminary leaves, 252 pages including diagrams ; 21 cm
dc.description.abstract Piccolomini produced the first star atlas for the general reader.  This early edition marks an important develop in the form in which celestial knowledge was conveyed. The work introduced the system of stellar nomenclature, which with the modification subsequently made by Bayer, remains in use today. Stars are identified by lower case letters for a given constellation, with tables conveniently listing magnitudes from first to fourth. The work proved wildly popular, with twelve editions in Italian and Latin within the 16th century. 
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights This material is in the public domain and may be freely used.
dc.subjectAstronomy--Early works to 1800
dc.title La sfera del mondo di M. Alessandro Piccolomini, title page
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images.
dc.date.digital 2013
dc.source.collection This volume forms part of the Woodson Research Center's History of Science book collection. Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
dc.identifier.original QB41 .P55 1579
dc.identifier.digital wrc03889
dc.type.genre Book
dc.type.dcmi Image
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