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Title European collections of scientific instruments, 1550-1750 / edited by Giorgio Strano [and others]
Published Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 218 pages, 13 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; volume 10. Scientific instruments and collections ; volume 1
History of science and medicine library ; v. 10
History of science and medicine library. Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 1
Contents Mathematical Instruments of Wenzel Jamnitzer (1508-1585); Christoph Schissler: The Elector's Dealer; Some Lesser-Known Dresden Instrument Makers of the Seventeenth Century; Waywisers of Elector August of Saxony and their New Use in the Survey of Saxon Postal Roads; Optical Objects in the Dresden Kunstkammer: Lucas Brunn and the Courtly Display of Knowledge; "First European Observatory of the Sixteenth Century, as Founded by Landgrave Wilhelm IV of Hessen-Kassel": A Serious Historiographic Category or a Misleading Marketing Device?; Philip II's Escorial and its Collection of Scientific Instruments; Medici Collection of Mathematical Instruments: History and Museography; Scientific Instruments and the Legacy of Johannes Broscius, Professor of the Krakow Academy; Scientifica of the Petersburg Kunstkamera as the Instruments for the Introduction of New European Knowledge in Russia; Central European Instruments 1500-1800 in the Collections of the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich: A Study in the History of Collecting; Collecting Taste: Italian Case-Studies between the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Summary These selected studies on sixteenth and eighteenth centuries European collections of scientific instruments, which were part of the princely 'wunderkammern', delineate an up-to-date-panorama about the formation of the most important museums of the history of science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Subject Science -- Europe -- History.
Science, Renaissance.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Strano, Giorgio.
LC no. 2008047446
ISBN 9047426177 (electronic bk.)
9789047426172 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)