In this bibliography of the exact sciences in the Low Countries, Klaas Hoogendoorn gives a detailed analytical description by autopsy of all printed books published by scientists associated with the Low Countries from ca. 1470 to the Golden Age (1700). The books' locations are given, along with secondary bibliographical sources and concise biographies of the authors. Includes indexes of the editions by subject, printer/publisher and person.
Along with books on subjects including mathematics, physics, military science and navigation, the second part describes all known almanacs and prognostications for the period, providing the most complete survey yet available. It is a thoroughly revised and expanded update of D. Bierens de Haan’s Bibliographie néerlandaise historique-scientifique … (Rome, 1883) up to about 1700.
Klaas Hoogendoorn (1940), MSc electrical engineering, TU Delft. Since his retirement, he has conducted independent research on the history of science and scientific books in the early-modern Low Countries and published bibliographies of Dutch arithmeticians and articles on astrological prognostications.
“A monumental achievement.”
Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews. In: Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Summer 2019), pp. 544–545.
D. Bierens de Haan’s Bibliography xiii
The Organization of the Bibliography xv
Part 1. Main Bibliography
Sources and Methods 3
Secondary Source References 5
Location Codes 22
Appendix I. Editions Included in Bierens de Haan but Not in This Bibliography 1039
Appendix II. Editions by Subject 1083
Appendix III. Editions by Publisher/Printer 1093
Appendix IV. Editions by Person 1129
Part 2. Calendars, almanacs, and prognostications Sources and Methods 1173
Secondary Source References 1175
Location Codes 1180
Appendix I. Editions Included in Bierens de Haan but Not in This Bibliography 1407
Appendix II. Editions by Publisher/Printer 1408
Scholars and researchers in the history of science, antiquarian booksellers and auctioneers as well as all those interested in bibliography and book history and the history of the Northern and Southern Netherlands.