Subject: Solar System
Period: 1678 (published)
Publication: Architectura Civil Recta, y Obliqua ... Parte II
Color: Black & White
7.4 x 11.1 inches
18.8 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 depicts multiple diagrams related to the solar system, including various positions of the Sun and Mars as observed by by astronomer Francisco Fontana.
A crisp impression with some printer's ink residue.