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<title> SUMMARY </title>Manuscript C82 in the Biblioteca Marucelliana in Florence contains an unpublished text by Antonio Santucci, cosmographer to Ferdinando I dei Medici, an outstanding observational astronomer who was particularly famous for his study of comets. The Trattato di Diversi Istrumenti Matematici (1593) of Santucci, commissioned by Ferdinando I, is an essential source for the reconstruction of the Medici scientific collection. In this text the most important mathematical instruments of the sixteenth century are collected and drawn in pen and ink. The magnificent drawings confirm the presence of some important instruments in the collection by 1593 which are now preserved in the Museum of History of Science in Florence.

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