Available Documents

Available Documents

Alacensis Liber de aspectibus, et vocatur prospectiva. incipit de visione corporea, de luce, de oculis
Euclidis Perspectiva. De ponderibus Euclidis (?)
(late 14ₜₕ / early 15ₜₕ cent.)

With friendly permission of the Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome (Ms 1393)

Vat.Lat. 4595, Libro de li aspecti

Transcription by Pietro Roccasecca
With friendly permission of the Biblioteca Vaticana

Friedrich Risner,
Opticae thesaurus, Part I: Alhazeni Arabis libri septem, nunc primum editi
(Basel 1572)

With friendly permission of the Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Strasbourg (MISHA H13.848).

Friedrich Risner,
Opticae thesaurus, Part II: Alhazeni Arabis liber De Crepusculis et nubium ascensionibus
(Basel 1527)

With friendly permission of the Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Strasbourg (MISHA H13.848).

Friedrich Risner,
Opticae thesaurus, Part III: Vitellonis Thuringopoloni libri X
(Basel 1527)

With friendly permission of the Service Commun de la Documentation de l'Université de Strasbourg (MISHA H13.848).

Lorenzo Ghiberti,
Commentario Terzo (ca. 1450).
In: Klaus Bergdolt, Der dritte Kommentar Lorenzo Ghibertis. Naturwissenschaften und Medizin in der Kunsttheorie der Frührenaissance (Weinheim 1988) p.109ff.

With friendly permission of the author and the publisher. This is only a transcription of the Italian text, a partial transcription of the German translation is here.

Klaus Bergdolt,
Der dritte Kommentar Lorenzo Ghibertis. Naturwissenschaften und Medizin in der Kunsttheorie der Frührenaissance
(Weinheim 1988)

With friendly permission of the author and the publisher. As of December 2013, only a partial transcription of the German/Italian translation is available. Please see here for a complete text (Italian only).

A. Mark Smith,
Alhacen’s Theory of Visual Perception. A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of the First Three Books of Alhacen’s De aspectibus, the Medieval Latin Version of Ibn al-Haytham’s Kitab al-Manazir
Alhacen on the Principles of Reflection: A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of Books 4 and 5 of Alhacen's De Aspectibus, the Medieval Latin version of Ibn-al-Haytham's Kitāb al-Manāzir
Alhacen on image-formation and distortion in mirrors. A critical edition, with English translation and commentary, of book 6 of Alhacen's De Aspectibus
Alhacen on refraction. A critical edition, with English translation and commentary, of Book 7 of Alhacen's De Aspectibus
(Philadelphia 2001, 2006, 2008, 2010)

With friendly permission of the author and the publisher. As of December 2012, the text images (with the exception of Book VII, Chapter 2) and the introductory texts are not yet available.

Gio. Paolo Lomazzo,
Trattato dell'Arte della Pittura, Scoltura et Architettura, di Gio. Paolo Lomazzo, Milanese Pittore, diviso in sette Libri. Ne' quali si discorre Del la proportione. De' Moti. D' Colori. De' Lumi. De la Prospettiva. De la prattica de la Pittura. Et finalmente de le Istorie d'essa Pittura. Con una tavola de' nomi de tutti li Pittori, Scoltori, Architetti, &, Matematici Antichi, & Moderni.
(Milano 1585)

As of December 2013, only Books III, IV and V are available.

Richard Haydock,
A tracte containing the artes of curious paintinge, caruinge & buildinge written first in Italian by Io. Paul Lomatius, painter of Milan and Englished by R.H., student in physik
(Oxford 1598)

Getty Research Institute (link). Source: Internet Archive.

Leon Battista Alberti,
De pictvra praestantissima et numqvam satis laudata arte : libri tres absolutissimi Leonis Baptistae de Albertis uiri in omni scientiarium genere & præcipue mathematicarum disciplinarum doctissimi.
(Basel 1540)

Getty Research Institute (link). Source: Internet Archive.

Leon Battista Alberti,
La pittura de Leonbattista Alberti; tradotta per M. Lodovico Domenichi.
(Venezia 1547)

Getty Research Institute (link). Source: Internet Archive.