On Discovery - Vergil, Polydore, and Copenhaver, Brian P (Translated by)

The most popular work of the Italian humanist Polydore Vergil (1470 1555), "On Discovery" ("De inventoribus rerum, " 1499), was the first comprehensive account of discoveries and inventions written since antiquity. It became a key reference for anyone who wanted to know about "firsts" in theology, philosophy, science, technology, literature, ...

On Discovery 2002, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674007895