Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Two late medieval Hebrew manuscripts that include lists of the longitudes and latitudes of cities are of interest because they explain the use of two different prime meridians that are 17½° apart. It is argued that the discussion in one Hebrew manuscript is a translation of a Latin text of unknown authorship, published in 1483, but which must have already been available in 1460, the date of the Hebrew translation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1565-5423
Print ISSN
1565-1525
Pages
pp. 265-271
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-24
Open Access
No
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