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Auction 182, Lot 48

"Lamina XXXVII",

Subject: Solar & Lunar Eclipse

Period: 1678 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

7.1 x 10.7 inches
18 x 27.2 cm
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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 solar and lunar eclipses.


Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with some marginal soiling and a couple of holes in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 4/28/2021