Giovanni Pomodoro was a mathematician, astronomer and land-surveyor, and an experienced instruments builder, who lived in the XVI century. His figure and his name cannot be split off from his only known work: the treatise “Geometria Prattica” [Practical Geometry], published posthumously in 1599. The treatise has a constant practical aim and in all probability in this aspect lies the fame and fortune of the work through the centuries: It is “modern”, shaped as a “handbook”, more than as an exhaustive “treatise”, and it favoured the diffusion of scientific notions and solutions between clients and common people, according to the process of knowledge diffusion that would be implemented between the XVI and the XVII centuries. In particular it is thanks to the numerous tavolas dedicated to the "surveyor’s cross" that the work has always been a reference in the study of historical surveying methods and tools.

Giovanni Pomodoro (XVI Century)

BRUSAPORCI, STEFANO
2016-01-01

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Giovanni Pomodoro was a mathematician, astronomer and land-surveyor, and an experienced instruments builder, who lived in the XVI century. His figure and his name cannot be split off from his only known work: the treatise “Geometria Prattica” [Practical Geometry], published posthumously in 1599. The treatise has a constant practical aim and in all probability in this aspect lies the fame and fortune of the work through the centuries: It is “modern”, shaped as a “handbook”, more than as an exhaustive “treatise”, and it favoured the diffusion of scientific notions and solutions between clients and common people, according to the process of knowledge diffusion that would be implemented between the XVI and the XVII centuries. In particular it is thanks to the numerous tavolas dedicated to the "surveyor’s cross" that the work has always been a reference in the study of historical surveying methods and tools.
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