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Auction 183, Lot 30

"Lamina XXX hinc Incipiunt Figurce Astronomice Circularis",

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1678 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

7.2 x 11.2 inches
18.3 x 28.4 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 depicts multiple diagrams of the solar system, including the Ptolemaic or geocentric model, the Copernican heliocentrism model, and the Tychonic system.


Condition: A

A nice impression with minor spots.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2021