Week 25

Euclid





Elementa in artem geometriæ (The elements of Geometry), printed in Vicenza by L. Achates and G. Papiensis in 1491. The first edition of the Greek Mathematician Euclid's fundamental work on geometry. The first page begins with the elementary components of geometry, the line and the point, partly framed by a border of arabesques. The clear and well-arranged lay-out with the figures in the margins and text made the book a model for later mathematical books.
Manuscript Department, Inkunabel No. 1512, folio. See more about the book