I manoscritti galileiani della Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Galilean manuscripts of the Ambrosian Library

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The Ambrosian Library stands out in the panorama of Italian historical collections also for the happy coincidence between the history of its foundation and the history of the first diffusion of the new Copernican science. Thus, within one of its main libraries, the one linked to the name of Giovan Vincenzo Pinelli, we find precious manuscripts of scientific interest. Entrusted by Galileo to the Paduan residence of the illustrious patron, by 1609 some significant writings (for example the geometric compass or the Treaty of fortifications) entered into the collection of Federico Borromeo, who was in turn a lover of astronomy and an interlocutor for scientists.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Galilean manuscripts of the Ambrosian Library
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationNell'età di Galileo. Milano, l'Ambrosiana e la nuova scienza
EditorsE Bellini, A Rocca
Pages169-188
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Biblioteca Ambrosiana
  • Galileo Galilei

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