AN INTRODUCTION TO
THE DE REGIO MONTE CODE,
CARDINAL BESSARION'S AGENDA,
AND PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA'S ENIGMA
There is a connection between the Byzantine astrolabe made for Sergios in 1062, the astrolabe that Regiomontanus gave to Cardinal Bessarion in 1462, and "The Flagellation of Christ" by Piero della Francesca. For a 2-page summary continue to next page and for a pdf file of that summary together with an introduction (50 pages) click here. For a "silent lecture" (over 200 pdf images including explanatory text) click here. For a full account see David King, Astrolabes and Angels, Epigrams and Enigmas – From Regiomontanus' Acrostic for Cardinal Bessarion to Piero della Francesca's "Flagellation of Christ", Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2007.
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