Perspective, Chronology

Extracted from Ralph Abraham, MS#102a, Perspsectiva.
 300 BC, Euclid's Optica
  25 BC, Vitruvius' De architectura
 140 AD, Ptolemy's Optica, and Geographia
 175, Galen's De usu partium

1000, Alhazen's Perspectiva
1260, Roger Bacon's Opus Majus
1270, John Pecham's Perspectiva communis
1290, Giotto
1308, Duccio
1342, Lorenzetti
1390, Blasius' Quaestiones perspectivae

1400, first arrival of Ptolemy's Geographia in Florence
1413, Brunelleschi's demonstrations
1417, Donatello, among the earliest applications to painting
1424, return of Toscanelli to Florence
1425, Masaccio's Trinity
1435, Alberti, first text on perspective drawing
1472, Leonardo da Vinci, Annunciation
1474, Piero della Francesca, De prospectiva pingendi

Cartography, Voyages of Discovery, 
Cartesian Geometry, Modern Math

Revised 09 October 2004