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Cyclodiatomia, qua pro Rei Tormentariae Incremento Motum, ac Tempus Projectorum mensurat, & demonstrat by  Ferdinand Ernst von HERBERSTEIN - Hardcover - from Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. and Biblio.com

Cyclodiatomia, qua pro Rei Tormentariae Incremento Motum, ac Tempus Projectorum mensurat, & demonstrat

by HERBERSTEIN, Ferdinand Ernst von

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Folding engraved frontis. port. of the dedicatee Count Franz Anton von Sporck & 20 folding engraved plates. 6 p.l., 180 pp., one leaf. Small 4to, cont. vellum over boards. Prague: "Typis Universitatis Carolo-Ferdinandeae in Collegio S. Jesu ad S. Clementem," 1716. First edition of this very uncommon book. Herberstein (ca. 1650-1720), Bohemian count, marshal of Styria, and arch-chamberlain of Carinthia, was a distinguished amateur mathematician who published a number of extremely rare and interesting works on various aspects of pure and applied mathematics over a 35-year period. The present work is concerned with the mathematics of ballistics in which Herberstein provides a number of calculations regarding throwing distances. The plates depict projected trajectories and required elevation angles. Fine copy. ❧ Jähns, Geschichte der Kriegswissenschaften vornehmlich in Deutschland, 1625. N.B.G., Vol. 24, col. 287. Poggendorff, I, 1074.


  • Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5969
  • Title: Cyclodiatomia, qua pro Rei Tormentariae Incremento Motum, ac Tempus Projectorum mensurat, & demonstrat
  • Author: HERBERSTEIN, Ferdinand Ernst von
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Keywords: artillery, ballistics, mathematics, military, physics, science
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