The Physics Collection

last modified Aug 04, 2017 03:48 PM


Atlante astronomico, 2a edizione ampliata, Milano, Hoepli, 1904.

This collection was started at the Institute of Physics as a complementary part of a precious collection of old physics instruments. The books span from from the second half of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century; Italian and other languages editions are included.

It is worth mentioning an important 19th century work by Ferrara’s scientist Antonio Roiti (Elementi di fisica, second edition, Firenze, 1887-1888) and an early 20th century work by Giovanni Celoria, Atlante astronomico, published by Hoepli in 1904, containing 41 miniature painted charts and 3 zincograph tables.


The collection is available at: Science and Technology Library map


Grazia ZINI, Dipartimento di fisica: biblioteca ‘fondo antico’, in Verso un museo delle scienze: orto botanico, musei e collezioni storico-scientifiche dell’Università di Ferrara, a cura di Carmela Loriga, «Annali dell’Università di Ferrara», volume speciale (2001), p. 62.