bought from B. & L. Rootenberg Rare Books, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1987
Tomash & Williams L144; Edit16 29000; USTC 839211
Lupicini was an engineer, astronomer, and architect who worked for both the Grand Duke of Tuscany and Rudolph II. “This work is devoted to two instruments devised by Lupicini: a set of rulers to be used by artillerymen and a surveying device” (Tomash & Williams).
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