Second (printed) Spanish Sphere

This is the fourth in a set of posts on editions of Sacrobosco's Sphere produced in Spain and Portugal. The second translation of Sacrobosco's Sphere into Spanish was made by the Jerónimo de Chaves (1523 - 1574), a mathematician, astronomer and cosmographer who held important positions at the House of Trade (Casa de Contratación). Jerónimo … Continue reading Second (printed) Spanish Sphere

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Sacrobosco’s Sphere in Portugal and Spain

As part of my larger project on the history of Sacrobosco’s Sphere in Europe (and beyond), I’m working on translations of the Sphere into various vernaculars. There were more translations of the Sphere into Spanish and Portuguese in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries than into all other European vernaculars combined. So far I have found … Continue reading Sacrobosco’s Sphere in Portugal and Spain