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Auction 181, Lot 42

"Lamina XLIII",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Wind Rose

Period: 1678 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

7.2 x 11.1 inches
18.3 x 28.2 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 includes a compass rose, a wind rose, and diagrams related to the solar system and weather observations.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with deckled edges.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/10/2021