Auction 180, Lot 48

"Lamina XXXIII hinc Astronomice Oscillatoria et Rectilinea Initium Sumunt",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1678 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 11.3 inches
18.5 x 28.7 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 focuses on astronomical observations and also shows the Cygnus constellation.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with light marginal soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/18/2020

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