A Treasury of Mathematics: The Library of EI Escorial Revisited

Naharro, Belén García; Nuñ, Juan Carlos
March 2006
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2006, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
The article describes the library of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo at El Escorial in Madrid, Spain. The interior of the library attempts to present an image of the history of science. The paintings by Pellegrino Tibaldi show seven monumental matrons which represent the seven liberal arts or sciences. The library has an exceptional collection of scientific books and instruments.


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