1599 in science

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The year 1599 in science and technology involved some significant events.



  • Ulisse Aldrovandi begins publication of his Ornithologiae.[1]
  • Lawyer Carlo Ruini's Anatomia del cavallo is published posthumously in Venice. This anatomy of the horse is the first published of any non-human animal.


  • Publication of the supposed German alchemist Basil Valentine's Ein kurtz summarischer Tractat, von dem grossen Stein der Uralten ("Of the great stone of the ancients").


  • George Abbot publishes the student geography textbook A Brief Description of the Whole World.


  • Edward Wright publishes Certaine Errors in Navigation, explaining the mathematical basis of the Mercator projection, and giving a reference table of adjustments required for its use in navigation.





  1. ^ Grun, Bernard (1991). "1599". The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 267. ISBN 0-671-74919-6. 
  2. ^ Dell'historia naturale di Ferrante Imperato napolitano Libri XXVIII. Nella quale ordinatamente si tratta della diversa condition di miniere, e pietre. Con alcune historie di piante et animali; sin hora non date in luce.