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    Re: Cross Staff in use, 1574 image
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Oct 18, 17:07 +0100

    Brad referred, in [10175], to an illustration in Peter Apian's
    "Cosmographia"
    
    I'm delighted to say that University of Oklahoma has made available a good
    digital copy of the complete 1575 edition of Cosmographia from their History
    of Science collection. The page containing the picture that Brad showed (or
    at least, a similar engraving) can be found at-
    
    http://hsci.ou.edu/galleries/16thCentury/Apian/1545/Apian-1545-00d4r-image/10in/
    
    It is, of course, in Latin, and I was expelled from the Latin class at
    school all of 60 years ago, for incompetence. I don't know of a translation
    into English: does anyone else? However, I discovered, a couple of years
    ago, that the Bodleian Library has a 16th century edition, in French
    translation, and I can just about manage written French. Though even less
    well, 16th-century French.
    
    Anyway, I've had a go at that French, and attached is the result into
    English, with all the defects of a double-translation, for anyone that's
    interested. There are several spots where I've searched for the meaning of a
    16th century French word, or guessed at it, enclosed in square brackets.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
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