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Auction 181, Lot 38

"Lamina XXXIV",

Subject: Solar Eclipse

Period: 1678 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 10.9 inches
19.1 x 27.7 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 shows various diagrams of solar eclipses.


Condition: B+

A dark impression that is inconsistent in the bottom half.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/10/2021