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162
Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528)
[INSTITUTIONES GEOMETRICAE (TRANSLATED BY JOACHIM CAMERARIUS)]. PARIS: CHRISTIAN WECHEL, 1532
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
162
Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528)
[INSTITUTIONES GEOMETRICAE (TRANSLATED BY JOACHIM CAMERARIUS)]. PARIS: CHRISTIAN WECHEL, 1532
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528)
[INSTITUTIONES GEOMETRICAE (TRANSLATED BY JOACHIM CAMERARIUS)]. PARIS: CHRISTIAN WECHEL, 1532
FIRST LATIN EDITION, folio (322 x 215mm.), woodcut diagrams and illustrations, 2 with folding printed extension (pp.179 and 181), a few full-page or double-page, final leaf blank except for printer's device on verso, old vellum, somewhat spotted and soiled, binding very slightly worn
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Provenance

bought from Hans-Horst Koch, Berlin, 1989

Literature

Tomash & Williams D75; BP16 106935; Mortimer, Harvard French, 182; USTC 181404; cf. Norman 665 (first, German edition)

Catalogue Note

First edition of Camerarius’s translation of Durer’s Unterweisung der Messung (Nuremberg, 1525), a work marrying the art of perspective and drawing with the mathematical art of geometry. Camerarius, professor of Greek and Latin at the gymnasium in Nuremberg, and an intimate friend of Dürer, also translated Dürer’s posthumous treatise on human proportion (Nuremberg 1528) into Latin in 1532.

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