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Note sur le dessin du système de Copernic dans le manuscrit Kandilli 403

Abstract : The purpose of this note is to identify the source of a famous drawing of three cosmological systems, considered by many authors as the very first instance of heliocentrism in Islamic countries. Paradoxically, this drawing is included in a seventeenth-century manuscript containing a Turkish and Arabic version of the Nouvelle théorie des planètes by Noël Durret, a resolutely geocentric work. We demonstrate that the three figures are taken from the 1648 edition of Andrea Argoli's Ephemerides, a copy of which was reported in 1683 at an Istanbul scholar's house alongside Durret's book. The systems represented are those of Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Argoli's own system.
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Pierre Ageron. Note sur le dessin du système de Copernic dans le manuscrit Kandilli 403. Osmanlı Bilimi Araştırmaları, İstanbul Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, 2019, 20, ⟨10.26650/oba.561166⟩. ⟨hal-02415855⟩

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