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Mathematical Treasure: Luigi Maria Cagnacci's Manuscript on Astrology and Mathematics

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Luigi Maria Cagnacci was a Florentine scribe who compiled Libro per brevem  apprend[ere] le discipline mattemat[iche] after 1689. The manuscript contains instructions on mathematics and astrology. 

Cover page for Luigi Maria Cagnacci's manuscript on astrology and mathematics, prepared after 1689.

A sampling of the mathematics text:

 Folio 1 from Luigi Maria Cagnacci's manuscript on astrology and mathematics, prepared after 1689.

Folio from Luigi Maria Cagnacci's manuscript on astrology and mathematics, prepared after 1689.

Folio from Luigi Maria Cagnacci's manuscript on astrology and mathematics, prepared after 1689.

Folio from Luigi Maria Cagnacci's manuscript on astrology and mathematics, prepared after 1689.

The scribe signed the final page:

Autograph folio from Luigi Maria Cagnacci's manuscript on astrology and mathematics, prepared after 1689.

These images from MS 1663 are presented courtesy of the Schoenberg Manuscript Collection within the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania. The full volume may be read here.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Luigi Maria Cagnacci's Manuscript on Astrology and Mathematics," Convergence (September 2020)

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