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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Francesco Bianchini (1662–1729) and the Origins of Planetary Globes

Participants in the publication
Luís Tirapicos (Author)
Dep. História e Filosofia das Ciências
CIUHCT - Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia
Thomas Horst (Author)
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Dep. História e Filosofia das Ciências
CIUHCT - Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
The Veronese astronomer Francesco Bianchini (1662–1729) was a prominent figure at the papal court in the pontificates of Clement XI (pp. 1700–1721), Innocent XII (pp. 1721–1724), and Benedict XIII (pp. 1724–1730). In his influential treatise Hesperi et Phosphori Nova Phaenomena sive Observationes circa Planetam Veneris, published in Rome in\\n1728, he presents the first cartographical depiction of Venus, containing the gores for a globe. Bianchini also produced at least four Venus globes of which two still exist as original models in Paris (BNF) and Bologna (Museo della Specola). With this set of globes, Bianchini provided the first identified three-dimensional model of a planet (if we exclude earlier cartographical examples of the Earth and the Moon). In this article we address the conceptual and technological changes permitting the emergence of planetary globes.

Date of Publication
2020-09-10

Where published
Nuncius

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 0394-7394,1825-3911

Publisher
Brill

Volume
35
Number
2

Number of pages
22
Starting page
251
Last page
273

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.1163/18253911-03502004
URL - http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/18253911-03502004

Rankings
SCIMAGO Q3 (2019) - 0.147 - History and Philosophy of Science

Tags
planetary globes planet Venus Francesco Bianchini


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APA
Luís Tirapicos, Thomas Horst, (2020). Francesco Bianchini (1662–1729) and the Origins of Planetary Globes. Nuncius, 35, 251-273. ISSN 0394-7394,1825-3911. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/18253911-03502004

IEEE
Luís Tirapicos, Thomas Horst, "Francesco Bianchini (1662–1729) and the Origins of Planetary Globes" in Nuncius, vol. 35, pp. 251-273, 2020. 10.1163/18253911-03502004

BIBTEX
@article{46955, author = {Luís Tirapicos and Thomas Horst}, title = {Francesco Bianchini (1662–1729) and the Origins of Planetary Globes}, journal = {Nuncius}, year = 2020, pages = {251-273}, volume = 35 }