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Marco Antonio Cellio
CELLIO, Marco Antonio.

CELLIO, Marco Antonio.
( - )

Italian astronomer.

Cellio was professor of astronomy at the Physico-Mathematical Academy of Rome.

Biographical references: ABI: I 282, 146. Dizionario Biografico Italiani [not listed]. Jcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. LKG: 283. Nouvelle Biographie Gnrale (Hoefer). Poggendorff: 1, cols. 409-10. WBI.

1. Italian, 1680.
Il Fosforo | O' Vero La | Pietra Bolognese | Preparata per rilucere fr | l'ombre. | Fatica Di | Marc' Antonio Cellio | Dell'Accademia Fisicomatte- | matica di Roma, | E dal medemo consecrata | All'Eccellentissimo Prencipe | Signor D. | Marc' Antonio | Borghese. | [ornament] | In Roma, Per il Vannacci. 1680. | [rule] | Con Licenza de'Superiori.

12: A-D12 E3; 51l.; [1]-102p. Ornamental initials.

Very rare. The first work written in Italian on the phosphorescent barite found near Bologna and then called the `Bolognian stone'. Here, Cellio describes the location where the Bolognian stone could be found, chiefly on Monte Paterno, indicating that a typical size is that of an orange. He notes that the color varies, but he says the white ones are the most phosphorescence sensitive.

Bibliographical references: BL [1036.a.27.]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 2, 13. Harvey, History of Luminescence, 1957: p. 315. Hoover Collection: no. 209. LKG: XVI 113. NUC [no copy listed]. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: 2 (1681), 515 [review & abstract].

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