Vittorio Zonca

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Pompeo Targone's field mill in Zonca's treatise of 1607
Adaptation of Zonca's field mill in the Chinese book Qiqi Tushuo (1627), by Johann Schreck and Wang Zheng
Endless screw and winch, in Zonca's treatise of 1607

Vittorio Zonca (1568–1603) was an Italian engineer and writer. He wrote the Theater of machines, which was published in Padua in 1607 four years after his death.[1][2]

Some of his plates were translated into Chinese by Johann Schreck and published in the 1627 Chinese book on European mechanical arts Diagrams and explanations of the wonderful machines of the Far West.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pacey, Arnold (January 1992). The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology. MIT Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-262-66075-4. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Moon, Francis C. (29 October 2007). The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux: Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Springer. p. 384. ISBN 978-1-4020-5599-7. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Needham, Joseph (2 January 1965). Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology, Part 2, Mechanical Engineering. Cambridge University Press. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-521-05803-2. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

References[edit]

  • Arnold Pacey The Maze of Ingenuity: Ideas and Idealism in the Development of Technology MIT Press, 1992 ISBN 0-262-66075-X
  • Francis C. Moon The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux: Kinematics of Machines from the Renaissance to the 20th Century Springer, 2007 ISBN 1-4020-5598-6
  • Joseph Needham, Ling Wang, Gwei-Djen Lu Science and civilisation in China Cambridge University Press, 1965 ISBN 0-521-05803-1