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Date: 1496 Place: Venice (Accession num: E2009.44.4)
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Headline: Ptolemy's Almagest translated into Latin by Johannes Muller (aka Regiomontanus)
Summary: This is a page from Regiomantus's Latin translation of Ptolemy's "Almagest," published in 1496. According to the "Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography", Regiomantus completed the translation begun by his teacher, Georg von Peuerbach. A digitized version of the Latin work is here: http://www.univie.ac.at/hwastro/rare/1496_Regiomontanus.htm Information about the Greek original work is here (among many other places): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almagest
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