Archimedes, Opere geometriche

    • Data:
      15th century
    • Materiali:
      Parchment manuscript
    • Dimensioni:
      base 21,5 cm, height 30 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
    • Inventario:
      Pl. 28,4
  • Archimedes, Opere geometriche

The manuscript is a copy of the Archimedes owned by Giorgio Valla (Codex A) and then lost. It was commissioned by Politian on a visit to Venice in a quest for codices for the library of Lorenzo de' Medici. The manuscript contains many Archimedes' works, including On the Sphere and Cylinder, The Measure of the Circle (with a commentary by Eutocius), On Conoids and Spheroids, On Spirals, On the Equilibrium of Planes (with a commentary by Eutocius) and The Quadrature of the Parabola.