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'Principia Geometriae' in Latin, Written in the second half of the 17th century

MS. Marshall 14
Held at the Weston Library

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'Principia Geometriae' in Latin, with some coloured illustrations, beg. 'Geometria est bene mensurandi scientia', in four parts:

  1. Fol. 1. the elementary definitions, with 35 problems and 14 theorems
  2. Fol. 17. 'Trigonometria'
  3. Fol. 33. 'Geodesia'
  4. Fol. 36. 'Stereometria'

At fol. 41v are five problems in dialling (horologium describere).

(fols. i-iii and 46-53 are blank).


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 17th century


53 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Marshall 14

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 5257

Custodial History

Manuscript (25).

Physical Facet

On paper


12 5/8 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom