Publisher: The MIT Press (June 5, 2009)
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within the 15th century, a Venetian mariner, Michael of Rhodes, wrote and illustrated a textual content describing his reviews within the Venetian service provider and army fleets. He incorporated a treatise on advertisement arithmetic and coverings of up to date shipbuilding practices, navigation, calendrical platforms, and astrological principles. This manuscript, "lost," or at the least in unknown fingers for over four hundred years, hasn't ever been released or translated in its entirety until eventually now.Volume 2 includes a transcription of the handwritten textual content within the medieval Venetian dialect of Italian and, on dealing with pages, its translation into sleek English. Michael's publication comprises the 1st extant treatise on naval structure, a 200-page treatise on arithmetic within the culture of medieval and Renaissance abbacus manuscripts, texts on navigation together with portolans (sailing directions), and Michael's autobiographical carrier record--unique for Venice during this interval and memorable for being the non-public checklist of a guy of non-noble prestige and overseas beginning.