February 13, 2012
by fosco lucarelli
The following images come from the digitisation of the handwritten manuscript ‘La Sphere du Monde..’, 1549, by Oronce Fine.
Oronce Fine (or Orance Finé) (1494-1555) was a third generation physician from France. He was also a teacher and prolific author in the fields of mathematics, geography, cartography and astronomy and he held the chair in mathematics at the Collège Royal in Paris for more than twenty years.