Very little is known about Johannes Sacrobosco except that he was probably British, taught astronomy at Paris University, and died there in the second quarter of the thirteenth century. *Sphaera mundi<\/i>, his major work, was an extraordinarily popular astronomical textbook for several generations. Manuscripts of it circulated through all the main European centres of learning. It was first published in 1472 in Ferrara, and went through dozens of editions up to the mid-seventeenth century. This edition of Sacrobosco's Sphaera mundi<\/i> was printed with Georg Peuerbach's Theoricae novae planetarum<\/i> and Johannes Regiomontanus's Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta.<\/i> It is illustrated throughout with woodcuts, some of which were coloured. These illustrations are part of the elements of geometry that elucidate chapter one of Sacrobosco's text which defines the Sphere. Those on the left show the division of a sphere by a major or a minor circle. The image on the right shows the spherical sector.<\/p>"
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"label": "Date of Creation",
"value": "1488"
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"label": "Title",
"value": "Elements of geometry: definition of the parts of a sphere"
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*Links to other items:<\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Inc.5.B.3.96c[1702] (Elements of geometry: diverse lines and shapes)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Inc.4.B.3.6d[1389] (Elements of geometry: the circle and sphere)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Inc.4.B.3.6d[1389] (Cosmological spheres and orbs, and the elements of geometry)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Inc.5.B.3.96c[1702] (Elements of geometry: the parts and properties of the circle and the sphere)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Inc.4.B.3.6d[1389] (Elements of geometry: the circle, sphere, and other lines and shapes)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Inc.5.B.3.96c[1702] (Elements of geometry: definition of shapes)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Syn.6.51.5 (Definition of the Sphere and its parts)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL Norton.c.32 (Definition of the Sphere and its parts)<\/a><\/p>*

*Sacrobosco tradition - elements of geometry: CUL M.12.40 (Elements of geometry: the sphere)<\/a><\/p>"
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"value": "diameter; pole; Sacrobosco; Joannes; sphere"
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"label": "Associated Name(s)",
"value": "Joannes Lucilius Santritter; Hieronymus de Sanctis"
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"label": "Format",
"value": "Book"
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"label": "Language(s)",
"value": "Latin"
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{
"label": "Author(s)",
"value": "Johannes Sacrobosco"
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"value": "*