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020 _a9789004172708 (hardback : alk. paper)
020 _a900417270X (hardback : alk. paper)
035 _a(UK-LoICS)u993756-44imp_inst
035 _a(OCoLC)ocn268957389
035 _a(OCoLC)268957389
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050 0 0 _aQ185
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245 0 0 _aEuropean collections of scientific instruments, 1550-1750 /
_cedited by Giorgio Strano ... [et al.].
260 _aLeiden ;
_aBoston :
_bBrill,
_c2009.
300 _axxii, 218 p., 13 p. of plates :
_bill. (some col.), facsims, ports ;
_c25 cm.
490 1 _aHistory of science and medicine library,
_x1872-0684 ;
_nv. 10.
_pScientific instruments and collections ;
_vv. 1
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 1 _a"Collections of scientific instruments originated as part of Renaissance collections of 'naturalia' and 'artificialia'. Surveying and astronomical instruments were common in such collections, their role being to impress visitors by displaying the power that a ruler acquired through the control of nature. This book offers selected studies of notable European collections of scientific instruments from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. These studies also present the work of important instrument makers of the time, and their relations with patrons and rulers. A final section focuses on the role of modern museums and collectors in saving this scientific heritage from dispersal. The result is a contemporary perspective on the formation of the most important museums of the history of science."--BOOK JACKET.
650 0 _aScientific apparatus and instruments
_zEurope
_xHistory.
650 0 _aScientific apparatus and instruments
_xPrivate collections
_zEurope
_xHistory
650 0 _aScience, Renaissance.
_91552
650 0 _aScience
_zEurope
_xHistory.
_99319
700 1 _aStrano, Giorgio
830 0 _aHistory of science and medicine library ;
_vv. 10.
830 0 _aHistory of science and medicine library.
_pScientific instruments and collections ;
_vv. 1.
999 _c142496
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