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Mathematical Treasures - Euclid's Elements from Germany

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

This manuscript of Euclid’s Elements was produced in Germany in 1460 (Plimpton MS 157). 

German Euclid from 1460.

This page presents a discussion of triangles:

Page on triangles from German Euclid of 1460.

These images have been obtained through the kind cooperation of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the Columbia University Libraries. These and more images may be accessed via Digital Scriptorium, a digital collection of medieval and early Renaissance manuscripts made available by a consortium of cooperating university libraries headed by the University of California, Berkeley. 

Index to Mathematical Treasures​

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasures - Euclid's Elements from Germany," Convergence (April 2021)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University