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Goldmann, Nicolaus (1611-1665)
TRACTATUS DE USU PROPORTIONATORII SIVE CIRCINI PROPORTIONALIS... EINE AHNLEITUNG VOM GEBRAUCH DES EBENPASSERS, ODER PROPORTIONALCIRCKELS. LEIDEN: PHILLIP DE CROY FOR THE AUTHOR, 1656
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Goldmann, Nicolaus (1611-1665)
TRACTATUS DE USU PROPORTIONATORII SIVE CIRCINI PROPORTIONALIS... EINE AHNLEITUNG VOM GEBRAUCH DES EBENPASSERS, ODER PROPORTIONALCIRCKELS. LEIDEN: PHILLIP DE CROY FOR THE AUTHOR, 1656
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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Goldmann, Nicolaus (1611-1665)
TRACTATUS DE USU PROPORTIONATORII SIVE CIRCINI PROPORTIONALIS... EINE AHNLEITUNG VOM GEBRAUCH DES EBENPASSERS, ODER PROPORTIONALCIRCKELS. LEIDEN: PHILLIP DE CROY FOR THE AUTHOR, 1656
FIRST EDITION, folio (305 x 200mm.), parallel Latin and German text, 16 engraved plates, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, vellum, speckled edges, minor marginal staining, small tear to lower margin of plate 5, vellum slightly soiled with worming and pencil markings to lower cover
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Provenance

Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 54, 20-23 April 1994, lot 1742, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams G53; STCN 832846708; VD17 39:124614C

Catalogue Note

The author was a private tutor of civil and military architecture in Leiden, introducing mathematical methods in that field. In this work he describes the use of a sector which he had equipped with a separate fortification scale.

"The book is unusual in that it not only describes the instrument and gives examples of its use but also provides sixteen engraved plates that contain, besides the illustrations for the problems, complete tables for all the scales on this sector" (Tomash & Williams).

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