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Metius, Adriaan (1571-1635)
PRAXIS NOVA GEOMETRICA PER USUM CIRCINI ET REGULAE PROPORTIONIS. FRANEKER: E.D. BALCK, FOR JAN JANSSZ, AMSTERDAM, 1623, LENGTHY LONGITUDINAL ENGRAVED PLATE OF THE RULE, WOODCUT FIGURES IN TEXT, [T&W M93; STCN 056304668; HOOGENDOORN PP.646-647 METIUS06], A FEW PRELIMINARY LEAVES BROWNED
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Metius, Adriaan (1571-1635)
PRAXIS NOVA GEOMETRICA PER USUM CIRCINI ET REGULAE PROPORTIONIS. FRANEKER: E.D. BALCK, FOR JAN JANSSZ, AMSTERDAM, 1623, LENGTHY LONGITUDINAL ENGRAVED PLATE OF THE RULE, WOODCUT FIGURES IN TEXT, [T&W M93; STCN 056304668; HOOGENDOORN PP.646-647 METIUS06], A FEW PRELIMINARY LEAVES BROWNED
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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Metius, Adriaan (1571-1635)
PRAXIS NOVA GEOMETRICA PER USUM CIRCINI ET REGULAE PROPORTIONIS. FRANEKER: E.D. BALCK, FOR JAN JANSSZ, AMSTERDAM, 1623, LENGTHY LONGITUDINAL ENGRAVED PLATE OF THE RULE, WOODCUT FIGURES IN TEXT, [T&W M93; STCN 056304668; HOOGENDOORN PP.646-647 METIUS06], A FEW PRELIMINARY LEAVES BROWNED
[Anonymous]. Ein begründter und verständiger bericht von dem Feldmessen wie man Aecker, Wisen, Gärten... und andere Grundstuck ihrer grösser... in etliche gleiche oder ungleiche Thail abthailen soll... Mit einem kurtzen underricht wie man dise messerey an allen Orten leichtlich brauchen künde. Munich: N. Heinrich, 1616, title printed in red and black, folding table at p.39, numerous woodcuts and diagrams in text, [T&W S216; VD17 23:277134V]

2 works in one volume, 4to (185 x 135mm.), eighteenth-century English sprinkled calf, gilt spine, red morocco lettering-piece, red edges


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Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield, bookplate, sale in these rooms, 4 November 2004, lot 868, £2200, Erwin Tomash

Catalogue Note

Adriaan Metius, who came from a family well-established in the field of mathematics and surveying, worked for Tycho Brahe at Hven from 1594 but had gone by 1596. As a successful teacher in Franeker of technical subjects, he published a number of works, of which his Praxis nova geometrica describes triangulation. The copies of this work in the Plimpton Collection (New York, Columbia University, Plimp 513 1523 M56) and Graves Collection (University College London, Graves 148.a.20) lack the folding engraved plate. The second (anonymous) work is a thorough account of various aspects of surveying.

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