580
580
Scheiner, Christoph (1575-1650)
PANTOGRAPHICE, SEU ARS DELINEANDI RES QUASLIBET PER PARALLELOGRAMMUM LINEARE SEU CAVUM, MECHANICUM, MOBILE; LIBELLIS DUOBUS EXPLICATA, & DEMONSTRATIONIBUS GEOMETRICIS ILLUSTRATA: QUORUM PRIOR EPIPEDOGRAPHICEN, SIVE PLANORUM, POSTERIOR STEREOGRAPHICEN, SEU SOLIDORUM ASPECTABILIUM VIVAM IMITATIONEM ATQUE PROIECTIONEM EDOCET. ROME: LODOVICO GRIGNANI, 1631
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
580
Scheiner, Christoph (1575-1650)
PANTOGRAPHICE, SEU ARS DELINEANDI RES QUASLIBET PER PARALLELOGRAMMUM LINEARE SEU CAVUM, MECHANICUM, MOBILE; LIBELLIS DUOBUS EXPLICATA, & DEMONSTRATIONIBUS GEOMETRICIS ILLUSTRATA: QUORUM PRIOR EPIPEDOGRAPHICEN, SIVE PLANORUM, POSTERIOR STEREOGRAPHICEN, SEU SOLIDORUM ASPECTABILIUM VIVAM IMITATIONEM ATQUE PROIECTIONEM EDOCET. ROME: LODOVICO GRIGNANI, 1631
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Scheiner, Christoph (1575-1650)
PANTOGRAPHICE, SEU ARS DELINEANDI RES QUASLIBET PER PARALLELOGRAMMUM LINEARE SEU CAVUM, MECHANICUM, MOBILE; LIBELLIS DUOBUS EXPLICATA, & DEMONSTRATIONIBUS GEOMETRICIS ILLUSTRATA: QUORUM PRIOR EPIPEDOGRAPHICEN, SIVE PLANORUM, POSTERIOR STEREOGRAPHICEN, SEU SOLIDORUM ASPECTABILIUM VIVAM IMITATIONEM ATQUE PROIECTIONEM EDOCET. ROME: LODOVICO GRIGNANI, 1631
FIRST EDITION, 4to (244 x 173mm.), half-title, additional engraved title, engraved illustrations in text, old limp vellum with ink annotations, modern folding cloth box, minor browning and spotting, occasional marginal tears or dampstaining, vellum slightly soiled
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Provenance

bought from Mediolanum, Milan, 1984

Literature

Tomash & Williams S35; Cicognara 658; USTC 4014028

Catalogue Note

The pantograph is a drawing machine, based on a parallelogram of levers so that one can proportionally enlarge or reduce an image. As a standard instrument it still exists today, and if mounted vertically it can serve to aid an artist in the drawing of perspective.

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