Figure from Stephen Johnston, ‘Making mathematical practice: gentlemen, practitioners and artisans in Elizabethan England’ (Ph.D. Cambridge, 1994). See the contents page for direct access to the chapters and the image gallery for the figures currently available online.
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Figure 2.5

A geometrical diagram and arithmetical-algebraical results illustrating the circumscription of the regular solids round a sphere, Mathematical Discourse (1591 edition), p. 131. (Edition of 1571 at sigs Aa4v-Bb1r.)

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