Euler's map of the 7 Bridges of Königsberg
April 7, 2009 4:31 PM Subscribe
Do you know good sources for historical mathematics images, specifically the Bridges of Königsberg by Leonhard Euler?
posted by tnygard to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hi all, Euler's map of the 7 Bridges of Königsberg, which were all to be crossed once without crossing any twice is considered to be the first directed graph in the history of mathematics. I am trying to find a high quality reproduction of it, preferably on the internet. Does anyone know where to find such a thing? I would especially like to find one that is close to the original, rather than a later redrawing. This is for some writing that I am doing on the history of mathematics. I did some searches on google books, but did not find a wonderful PDF. Unfortunately I am not a mathematician, so I am probably unaware of the best math websites. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.