Clockwork Cosmos: Bernardo Facini and the Farnese Planisferologio. Silvio A. Bedini.

Clockwork Cosmos: Bernardo Facini and the Farnese Planisferologio

Notes: A history and detailed analysis of the mechanism of the Farnese (or Parma) Planisferologio, one of the most complicated clocks ever constructed. It was built at the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Italian watchmaker Bernardo Facini of Parma, working on technical studies by the mathematician Geminiano Montanari.

223 pages including more than 70 black-and-white photographs. Studi e testi series, no. 317. Text in English.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Near fine in wrappers (paperback).

Publication: Citta del Vaticano [Vatican City]: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1985.

ISBN: 882100553x

Item No: #35408

Price: $50