Benedetti, Giovanni Battista de, Io. Baptistae Benedicti ... Diversarvm specvlationvm mathematicarum, et physicarum liber : quarum seriem sequens pagina indicabit ; [annotated and critiqued by Guidobaldo Del Monte]

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IO. BAPT. BENED.
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                  peiæ tam lucida, vt ipſo lucifero videretur rutilantior
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                  cæterarum (abſque vlla
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                  aſpectus diuerſitate) magis ſcintillans. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4408" xml:space="preserve">Quî fieri poterat, vt ſtellæ quæ ab illa pa-
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                  rum diſtant, alioqui multo maiores, non etiam illa clariores apparuerint? </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4409" xml:space="preserve">ſed ſi ali-
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                  quis diceret eam exhalationem non ita fortaſſe dilatari, vt inter nos, & aliam ali-
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                  quam ſtellam interponeretur. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4410" xml:space="preserve">Tunc ego reſponderem neceſſariò ſequi debere ta-
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                  lem exhalationem, tantam latitudinem occupare, quod aliquibus populis aliam
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                  circunuicinãhac ipſa de qua mentionem ſecimus redderet lucidiorem.
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4411" xml:space="preserve">Sed cum hoc perſpectum fuerit nulli, ſequebatur lucem illam ab ipſis exhalatio-
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                  nibus elementaribus haud poſſe oriri: </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4412" xml:space="preserve">quod nobis ſcintillatio illa maxima perma-
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                  quo magis aliquod coeleſte corpus ſcintillat,
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                  eo longius à nobis diſtare.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4413" xml:space="preserve">Verum quoniam efflagitaſti à me vt aliquid circa huiuſce rei ſpeculationem tibi
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                  ſcribam, idcirco tibi morem gerere volens paucis ſubiungam.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4414" xml:space="preserve">Conſidera primo hanc ſubſcriptam primam figuram, in qua
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                  ſignatur pro
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                  Globo terreſtri cuius
                    <var>.i.</var>
                  centrum ſit et
                    <var>.u.o.n.</var>
                  pro conuexo ignis, ſed
                    <var>.K.x.s.</var>
                  pro orbe
                    <lb/>
                  octauo
                    <var>.x.</var>
                  autem pro ſtella iam ſuperius dicta, quæ ſemper fuit, eſt, & erit, quamuis
                    <lb/>
                  cæteris tribus nunc obſcurior ſit. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4415" xml:space="preserve">Accipiantur deinde duo loca in ſuperſicie terræ,
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                  quę ſint
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                  et
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                  diametraliter inuicem oppoſita, ita quod circa eorum orizontes poſ
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                  ſibile ſit ſtellam
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                  et
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                  ita breues ſint, reſpectu eorum
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                  , vt vix ſexcenteſima pars ſit vna
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                  illarum, nec non
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                  ita breuis reſpectu ſemidiametri octauæ ſphæræ, quod
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                  vix ſit vna ex partibus decemmillibus, vt ſcis, ſequitur quod recta terminata ab
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                  et
                    <var>.n.</var>
                  minor ſenſibiliter non ſit ipſo terræ diametro
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                  cum duo hæc interualla ex
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                  triangulorum ſimilitudine ſe habeant vt
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                  ad
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                  hoc eſt ferè vt .602. ad .601. vn-
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                  de anguli
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                  et
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                  à rectis minime differre videbuntur, cum eorum differen-
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                  fuerint duæ diagonales
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                  ferè ęquales,
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                  aſſero de angulis
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                  et
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4417" xml:space="preserve">Supponatur nunc primò tuam exhalationem ſublimatam eſſe ad ſupremas par-
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                  tes elementaris regionis circum circa lineam
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                  : </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4418" xml:space="preserve">tunc clarum eſſet quod ſi ratione hu
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                  iuſmodi exhalationis ſtella
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                  ita lucida viſa fuerit tam aſpicientibus ab
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                  quam ab
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                  c. exhalatio minoris latitudinis quam
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                  eſſe non poterat, hoc eſt, quam terræ dia-
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                  meter, cum idem in longitudine ferè ſit, ſed punctum
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                  ſatis videri poteſt ab oculo
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                  in
                    <var>.e.</var>
                  & punctum
                    <var>.n.</var>
                  ab oculo in
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                  vt alias tibi probaui, ratione refractionis radiorum
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                  per diuerſa diafana tranſeuntium. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4419" xml:space="preserve">Nunc producti cum fuerint ij duo radij
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                  et
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                    n.</var>
                  vſque ad octauum orbem ad puncta
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                  et
                    <var>.K.</var>
                  reliquum erit nos videre quantitates
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                  graduum arcus
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                  et
                    <var>.k.x.</var>
                  ſed
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                  ſubiacet a ngulo
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                  et
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                  angulo
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                  qui qui
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                  ſenſibiliter mi nime differre ab angulis
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                  et
                    <var>.e.
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                    u.c.</var>
                  ſi cognouerimus quantitatem iſtorum, cognita etiam nobis erit quantitas
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                  ill orum.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4421" xml:space="preserve">Cum igitur ſemidiameter elementaris regionis maior ſit ſemidiametro terræ, vt
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                  33. ad vnum, & cogitata
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                  vt dicta ſemidiameter, quia ſenſibiliter ab ea minime
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                  diffe
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                  rt, nunc ſi ſupponatur dicta
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                  vt
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                  orthogonij eſſe
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                  .100000
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                  & dixerimus ſi
                    <var>.c.n.</var>
                  vt partium .33. præbet nobis
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                  duarum partium, quid nobis
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                  pręſtabit eadem
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                  vt partium .100000. vnde proueniet nobis
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                  vt
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                  .6060.
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                  cuius angulus
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                  erit graduum .3. & min .29. ita etiam erit angulus
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                  e
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