Auction 180, Lot 37

"Lamina XXXV",

Subject: Eclipses

Period: 1678 (published)

Publication: Architectura Civil Recta, y Obliqua ... Parte II

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.6 x 10.7 inches
19.3 x 27.2 cm

This fascinating engraving was published in Juan Caramuel de Lobkowitz' ambitious work on architecture, in which he argued the superiority of "oblique" architecture over "straight" architecture (such as Vitruvian). The work was divided into nine books, with the first four dedicated to all the knowledge required by an architect to design a building, including mathematics and other sciences.

This engraving shows diagrams of various types of lunar and solar eclipses.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with minor marginal soiling and a printer's crease at bottom right.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/18/2020

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