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Auction 181, Lot 45

"Lamina XVI quae est Tertia Geodaesiae",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Scientific Diagrams

Period: 1678 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

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 mathematics and accurate scientific measurements, including measurements related to the earth and moon.


Condition: A

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

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/10/2021