Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

This Article is currently unavailable for purchase.
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

Cover image Placeholder

<title> ABSTRACT </title>Francesco Bianchiniand thePlanetVenus.Astronomy, Chronology andHistoryof theEarth Between RomeandParis inthe early XVIII Century - The telescopic appearance of the planet Venus' surface was first accurately studied and described by the Italian astronomer and scholar Francesco Bianchini (1662-1729), in a book he published in Rome in 1728. The paper explores the author's scientific network and his cultural milieu, and analyses the processes leading from his telescopic sketches of the planet to the final engravings he presented to the public. I argue that the astronomer's conclusions did not result from telescopic observations alone, but were deeply influenced by the interplay which took place at the beginning of the eighteenth century between image production in planetary astronomy, and the contemporary debates on the chronology and history of the Earth.

Affiliations: 1: Devo molto alla cortesia di chi ha letto pazientemente le bozze di questo saggio, come il dott. Dario Generali e la professoressa Orietta Rossi Pinelli dell'Università di Roma 1; un ringraziamento particolare va ai professori Gianpaolo Romagnani e Luca Ciancio dell'Università di Verona per la loro costante assistenza, e alla dottoressa Paola Bertucci dell'Università di Bologna per i suoi consigli ed il suo incoraggiamento.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation