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Bartoli, Cosimo
DEL MODO DI MISURARE LE DISTANTIE, LE SUPERFICIE, I CORPI, LE PIANTE, LE PROVINCIE, LE PROSPETTIVE, & TUTTE LE ALTRE COSE TERRENE, CHE POSSONO OCCORRERE A GLI HUOMINI, SECONDO LE VERE REGOLE D'EUCLIDE, & DE GLI ALTRI PIU LODATI SCRITTORI. VENICE: FRANCESCO DE' FRANCESCHI, 1564
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92
Bartoli, Cosimo
DEL MODO DI MISURARE LE DISTANTIE, LE SUPERFICIE, I CORPI, LE PIANTE, LE PROVINCIE, LE PROSPETTIVE, & TUTTE LE ALTRE COSE TERRENE, CHE POSSONO OCCORRERE A GLI HUOMINI, SECONDO LE VERE REGOLE D'EUCLIDE, & DE GLI ALTRI PIU LODATI SCRITTORI. VENICE: FRANCESCO DE' FRANCESCHI, 1564
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Bartoli, Cosimo
DEL MODO DI MISURARE LE DISTANTIE, LE SUPERFICIE, I CORPI, LE PIANTE, LE PROVINCIE, LE PROSPETTIVE, & TUTTE LE ALTRE COSE TERRENE, CHE POSSONO OCCORRERE A GLI HUOMINI, SECONDO LE VERE REGOLE D'EUCLIDE, & DE GLI ALTRI PIU LODATI SCRITTORI. VENICE: FRANCESCO DE' FRANCESCHI, 1564
FIRST EDITION, 4to (225 x 170mm.), elaborate woodcut border on title-page, woodcut portrait of the author, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut diagrams, 2 folding woodcut plates, signature M in duplicate, contemporary vellum, ties, last leaf holed affecting a few letters
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1979; Erwin Tomash, booklabel

Literature

Edit16 4299; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 45; Riccardi i, 90; Tomash & Williams B109; USTC 812411

Catalogue Note

First edition of one of the most important Renaissance treatises on instruments and methods for measuring by sight. Substantially based on the Protomathesis of Oronce Fine and Underweysung der Messung of Dürer, both works which Bartoli had translated into Italian (the latter from Camerarius’s Latin translation; see lot 124), it was largely completed by 1559 (dated holograph in Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Pluteus30, cof. 27). The author lived in Venice as an agent of the Medici between 1562 and 1572 and gave his book to the local press of Francesco de' Franceschi.

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