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<title> ABSTRACT </title>Francesco Maurolico'soptical works. Origins anddevelopment - This essay deals with the optical works written by Francesco Maurolico (1494-1575).A list of Maurolico's optical works is reconstructed through the investigation of documents of different kind, including letters and other works by the same author which bring information on optical studies. In particular, it's proved that the optical corpus included much more texts than only the four known nowadays. For example, Maurolico wrote a Compendium perspectivae (now lost) containing his own versions of Pecham's Perspectiva communis and Bacon's Perspectiva and possibly also of the two optical works ascribed to Euclid. The essay also includes a detailed discussion of some bibliographic issues concerning the first (Photismi de lumine et umbra, Naples, 1611) and the second edition of the optical works (Theoremata de lumine et umbra, Lyon, 1613).

Affiliations: 1: Dipartimento di matematica, Università di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 5, 56127 Pisa, Desidero ringraziare tutte le biblioteche e le bibliotecarie che mi hanno aiutato a reperire informazioni su alcune opere a stampa, in particolare la biblioteca "Herzogin Anna Amalia" di Weimar, la biblioteca nazionale di Stoccolma e la biblioteca universitaria di Bologna. Quando l'articolo era in fase di ultimazione ho appreso dell'incendio della biblioteca di Weimar. Questo lavoro è dedicato ad essa e a tutti coloro che vi lavorano. Indichiamo alcune delle abbreviazioni di cui faremo uso nel seguito del testo per l'identificazione delle biblioteche: BU (Biblioteca Univeristaria); UB (Universitätsbibliothek); BSB (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek); USB (Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek); BNF (Bibliothèque National de France); BAV (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana). Per le collocazioni dei manoscritti faremo uso delle seguenti abbreviazioni: Par. Lat. (Parisinus Latinus in BNF); Reg. Lat. (Reginensis Latinus in BAV); Barb. Lat. (BarberinianusLatinus in BAV); Vat. Lat. (Vaticanus Latinus in BAV)., Email:


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