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Fabri, Ottavio (c.1545-c.1611/1612)
L’USO DEL LA SQUADRA MOBILE CON LA QUALE PER TEORICA ET PER PRACTICA SI MISURA GEOMETRICAMENTE OGNI DISTANZA, ALTEZZA, E PROFONDITÀ, S’IMPARA À PERTICARE, LIVELLARE, ET PIGLARE IN DISEGNO, LE CITTA, PAESI, ET PROVINCIE. VENICE: FRANCESCO BARILETTI, 1598
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
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167
Fabri, Ottavio (c.1545-c.1611/1612)
L’USO DEL LA SQUADRA MOBILE CON LA QUALE PER TEORICA ET PER PRACTICA SI MISURA GEOMETRICAMENTE OGNI DISTANZA, ALTEZZA, E PROFONDITÀ, S’IMPARA À PERTICARE, LIVELLARE, ET PIGLARE IN DISEGNO, LE CITTA, PAESI, ET PROVINCIE. VENICE: FRANCESCO BARILETTI, 1598
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Fabri, Ottavio (c.1545-c.1611/1612)
L’USO DEL LA SQUADRA MOBILE CON LA QUALE PER TEORICA ET PER PRACTICA SI MISURA GEOMETRICAMENTE OGNI DISTANZA, ALTEZZA, E PROFONDITÀ, S’IMPARA À PERTICARE, LIVELLARE, ET PIGLARE IN DISEGNO, LE CITTA, PAESI, ET PROVINCIE. VENICE: FRANCESCO BARILETTI, 1598
4to (237 x 170mm.), engraved title, engraved figures in text, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, carta rustica, modern folding cloth box, inscription removed from title, new endpapers, a few leaves detached or becoming so, binding slightly rubbed
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Provenance

bought from Gilhofer & Ranschburg, Lucerne, 1988, Catalogue 95, item 108, $1,470

Literature

Tomash & Williams F6; Riccardi i, 433-434; Edit16 18467 (variant collation); USTC 828583

Catalogue Note

The squadra mobile is an instrument intended for most types of measurement, a version of Philippe Danfrie’s graphometer adapted by Marcantonio Gandini (1537-1587), a military architect and translator of Sextus Julius Frontinus, Xenophon, and Plutarch. The author’s dedication in this copy is addressed to Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini (1571-1621), and dated 5 April 1598. A later issue of the book contains a dedication to Giovanni Francesco Gandini, the son of Marcantonio, dated 1 July 1598, in which Fabri first acknowledges Marcantonio as inventor of the instrument. The preliminaries of the two issues are imposed differently; however, from signature C to the end, they are identical.

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