170
170
Faulhaber, Johann (1580-1635)
NEWE GEOMETRISCHE UND PERSPECTIVISCHE INVENTIONES. FRANKFURT AM MAIN: WOLFGANG RICHTER FOR ANTON HUMM, 1610, FIRST EDITION, TITLE WITHIN ENGRAVED BORDER SHOWING SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, ENGRAVED COAT OF ARMS ON A2, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT, ONE FULL-PAGE, 2 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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170
Faulhaber, Johann (1580-1635)
NEWE GEOMETRISCHE UND PERSPECTIVISCHE INVENTIONES. FRANKFURT AM MAIN: WOLFGANG RICHTER FOR ANTON HUMM, 1610, FIRST EDITION, TITLE WITHIN ENGRAVED BORDER SHOWING SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, ENGRAVED COAT OF ARMS ON A2, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT, ONE FULL-PAGE, 2 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Faulhaber, Johann (1580-1635)
NEWE GEOMETRISCHE UND PERSPECTIVISCHE INVENTIONES. FRANKFURT AM MAIN: WOLFGANG RICHTER FOR ANTON HUMM, 1610, FIRST EDITION, TITLE WITHIN ENGRAVED BORDER SHOWING SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, ENGRAVED COAT OF ARMS ON A2, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT, ONE FULL-PAGE, 2 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES
Ein sehr nützlicher New erfundener Gebrauch eines Niderländischen Instruments zum Abmessen unnd Grundtlegen mit sehr geschwindem Vortheil zu Practiciren. Frankfurt am Main: Wolfgang Richter for Anton Humm, 1610, FIRST EDITION, 2 folding engraved plates

2 works bound in one volume, 4to (190 x 148mm.), contemporary orange stiff paper wrappers, 3 original ties, lower cover holed where fourth tie is missing


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Provenance

Johann von Leubelsing zu Gartshofen, Gansheim und Falbenthal (1578-1648), inscription “1615 AM [presumably his wife Anna Mechthilde von Stralenfels, b.1593, m. 1609) | FWAG | Johann von Leubelsing”; oval ink stamp: crowned SvP; bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 2002

Literature

Tomash & Williams F22, F20; VD17 3:000103L, 3:000154A

Catalogue Note

The first work is on the sector or proportional compass, the invention of which Faulhaber credits to Galileo, and it contains THE FIRST PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATIONS OF GALILEO’S COMPASS.

“In addition… this work… describes an instrument to be used for perspective drawing and (p. 25) a newe geheime Invention (new secret invention) to be used for surveying—the secret device was the magnet!” (Tomash & Williams).

The second work is often thought to be about the sector as well, but actually deals with a slightly different instrument, invented in the Netherlands by Daniel Speckle, for the use of surveyors. Faulhaber discusses it again in another 1610 work (lot 169).

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