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Extracts from his chronological tables of Eastern kings and Emperors of Rome, c. 1700

Theon, of Alexandria, active 364 [Browse]
c. 1700
1 v.; 22 x 16.5 cm
Biographical/​Historical note:
Theon of Alexandria was a mathematician and astronomer who lived in Alexandria during the reign of Emperor Theodosius, and who edited Euclid's Elements and commentaries on Euclid and Ptolemy, as well as a lost treatise on the astrolabe.
Summary note:
Bound volume that contains extracts from the works of Theon of Alexandria (335-405). With scholarly notes, in Greek, Latin and in one place Dutch (probably by an unknown Dutch scholar). 15 leaves (plus 8 paper leaves at each end), each filled with line-drawn tables containing Greek names, and with scholarly comment in margins in Greek and Latin describing the references within the tables, drawing the reader s attention to the work of Henry Dodwell (1641-1711) (Dissertationes Cyprianicae, 1684) and that of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689), with note of provenance of exemplar at head of first leaf and short description of it at foot. Theon of Alexandria's text was transcribed from a manuscript in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (MS. Pluteus 28.12). 220 by 165 mm.; bound in parchment over pasteboards.
Formerly owned by Richard Heber before Sir Thomas Phillips acquired it at auction (Phillips MS no. 8264). It was then sold in Phillipps' sale at Sotheby's, [5 June 1970, lot 1236] to Nicholas Reed Herbert. His early twentieth-century bookplate can be found on the inside front pastedown.
Source acquisition:
Purchased in 2016 with the help of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2017-93.
EmperorsRome18th centurySources [Browse]
Manuscripts, Greek 18th century.
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