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Mathematical Treasures - Index to the Collection

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz

Selected pages from the following documents from the Plimpton and Smith Collections are now available here. You can click on the name of the document to go to the illustration, where more information is included. (Note that this article is "under construction". We will continue to add other documents.)

Author Title Date
     
Agnesi, Maria Gaetana Instituzioni analitiche (8 images) 1748
     
Alberti, Giuseppe Instruzione Prat. L'Ingegneio 1774
     
Al-Khwarizmi, Muhammad Algebra Original dates to ~825
     
Al-Tusi, Nasir al-Din Commentary on Euclid  
     
Anonymous Austrian measuring rod 1732
     
Anonymous Austrian weights 18th century
     
Anonymous English gauger's scale 18th century
     
Anonymous English tally sticks (5 images) 1296
     
Anonymous German protractor 1700
     
Anonymous Italian armillary sphere 1550
     
Anonymous Italian compass 15th century
     
Anonymous Korean sangi rods (2 images) 19th century
     
Apianus, Petrus Instrumentum sinuum 1534
     
  Introductio geographica 1534
     
Barozzi, Francesco Procli Diadochi (2 images) 1560
     
Barrow, Isaac Geometrical Lectures 1735 ed.
     
  Archimedes, Apollonius 1675
     
  Euclid's Elements (2 images) 1665
     
Benedetto da Firenze Trattato d'arismetriche c. 1460
     
Bernoulli, Jakob Ars Conjectandi 1713
     
Bettini, Mario Aerarium Philosophiae Mathematicae (5 images) 1648
     
Bhaskara Lilavati (2 images) 1650
     
Boeschenstein, Johann Ain neu geordnet Rechenbiechlin (3 images) 1514
     
Boethius, Anicius Manlius Arithmetic (2 images) 1294 manuscript
     
  Liber Circuli 1503
     
Bossut, Charles Traite elementaire de geometrie (6 images) 1775
     
Brahe, Tycho Astronomiae instauratae (2 images) 1602
     
Byrne, Oliver Elements of Euclid 1847
     
Cardano, Gerolamo Ars Magna 1545
     
  Practica Arithmetice (5 images) 1539
     
Clavius, Christopher S.J. Opera mathematica (2 images) 1612
     
  Epitome arithmetica practica (2 images) 1584
     
  Edition of Euclid (2 images) 1574
     
de Witt, Jan Elements of Curves (5 images) 1683
     
Desargues, Girard Universal Way of Dyaling 1659
     
Descartes, René Discourse on Method 1637
     
Digges, Leonard Tectonicon  (4 images) 1634 (original 1556)
     
Digges, Thomas Pantometria (3 images) 1571
     
Dürer, Albrecht Treatise on Mensuration (4 images) 1538
     
Emerson, William Treatise of Algebra (5 images) 1764
     
Euclid 14th century manuscript (3 images) 1390
     
Euclid Late 13th century manuscript (5 images) 1294
     
Euclid Oliver Byrne's edition (3 images) 1847
     
Euclid Henry Billingsley edition (2 images) 1570
     
Euler, Leonhard Algebra (in French) 1795
     
  Calculus of Variations 1744
     
  Integral Calculus (3 images) 1768
     
  Analysis of the Infinite (4 images) 1748
     
Eyre, John The Exact Surveyor (2 images) 1654
     
Faulhaber, Johann Academia Algebrae (2 images) 1631
     
Feliciano, Francisco Libro di Arithmetica i Geometria (3 images) 1536
     
Fine, Oronce Geometry 1551
     
  Le sphere du monde (3 images) 1551
     
Frisius, Gemma Arithmeticae Methodus Facilis (3 images) 1540
     
Galilei, Galileo Siderius Nuncius (2 images) 1610
     
  Geometrical Compass (2 images) 1640
     
Ghaligai, Francesco Practica d'Arithmetica (3 images) 1552
     
Honoratus Opus Arithmetica (2 images) c. 1560
     
Huygens, Christiaan De Circuli Magnitude Inventa 1654
     
Jacob, Simon Rechenbuch (7 images) 1565/1599
     
Jordanus de Nemore Arithmetica  
     
Kepler, Johann Rudolphine Tables 1627
     
  Uralten messekunst Archimedes 1616
     
  Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (2 images) 1619
     
  Chilias Logarithmoria 1624
     
Khayyam, Omar Algebra Original dates to ~1100
     
Köbel, Jacob Geometry (4 images) 1608
     
Lacroix, Sylvestre Calculus of Probability (2 images) 1816
     
Lagrange, Louis Analytical Mechanics (2 images) 1788
     
Laplace, Pierre-Simon (5 images) 1688
     
Newton, Isaac Collected Works (5 images) 1779
     
Pacioli, Luca Divine Proportion (2 images) 1509
     
  Summa (3 images) 1494
     
Pitiscus, Bartholomew Trigonometry (2 images) 1600
     
Qadi Zada al-Rumi Geometry 16th c. (original 1412)
     
Ramus, Peter The Way to Geometry (2 images) 1636
     
Recorde, Robert Pathway to Knowledge 1551
     
  Grounde of Artes (4 images) 1543
     
  Whetstone of Witte (6 images) 1557
     
Regiomontanus On Triangles (2 images) 1533
     
Reisch, Gregor Margarita philosophica (6 images) 1503
     
Riese, Adam Rechenbuch (2 images) 1550
     
Sabeus, Bernard Italian astrolabe 1558
     
Sault, Richard New Treatise of Algebra (5 images) 1694
     
Scheubel, Johann De numeris (2 images) 1545
     
Schooten, Frans van Exercitationes mathematicae (7 images) 1657
     
Seki Kowa Essentials of Mathematics (2 images) 1712
     
Stevin, Simon Oeuvres Mathematiques (5 images) 1634
     
Stifel, Michael Arithmetica Integra (5 images) 1544
     
Tartaglia, Niccolo Nova Scientia (2 images) 1537
     
  Treatise on Number & Measure (2 images) 1556
     
Unknown Plimpton 322 c. 1850 BCE
     
Unknown Treviso Arithmetic 1478
     
Unknown Antichissimo di algorismo (2images) 14th century
     
Unknown Zhoubi suanjing (2 images) 1603 (original from 100 BCE)
     
Unknown Jiuzhang suanshu 1603 (original from c. 250 CE)
     
Van Heuraet, Hendrick Rectification of Curves (3 images) 1659
     
Wallis, John Treatise of Algebra (4 images) 1685
     
Ward, John Compendium of Algebra (3 images) 1724
     
Wolff, Christian Treatise of Algebra (5 images) 1765
     
Zubler, Leonhard Nova Instrumentum Geometricum (5 images) 1607

Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz, "Mathematical Treasures - Index to the Collection," Loci (January 2011)

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