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Taboas Astronomicas Ordenadas a Facilitar o Calculo das Ephemerides da Universidade de Coimbra.

£200

Coimbra, na Real Imprensa da Universidade, 1813.

Description

8vo.  xxviii, 156 pp., errata f. & 1 folding table, small vignette on title p.  Contemporary marbled calf (head of spine worn, some worming to foot of spine).   With the library stamp of the Emperor of Brazil.

The work includes tables for the moon, the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.   The introduction (pp. iii-xxviii) is signed by José Monteiro da Rocha, one of Portugal’s leading mathematicians.   He is believed to have lived in Brazil as a young man, and was summoned by Pombal to help implement his reforms of Coimbra University.   He became director of the Astronomical Observatory, Vice-Rector of Coimbra University, and wrote a work on the calculation of longitudes.  He was tutor to the future D. Pedro I and IV, leaving that post when the Royal family sailed for Brazil.   The work forms part of a collection, Ephemerides Astronomicas para o Real Observatorio da Universidade de Coimbra.  

Innocêncio II, 229 & V, 77.   Not in WorldCat. or COPAC.

 

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