Pratique de la Geometrie, sur le Papier et sur le Terrain.

Paris: Pierre Mortier, 1691. hardcover. Ou par une methode nouvelle & singuiliere l'on peut avec facilite & en peu de temps se perfectionner en cette science. Illustrated with 82 finely engraved copper plates, including the extra illustrated title. [8], 185, [7]pp. Short 8vo, contemporary calf, handsomely rebacked in similar style leather with raised bands and black label. Paris (et se vend a Amsterdam): Pierre Mortier, 1691. An early edition, handsomely printed with clean pages.

A beautiful practical geometry written and illustrated by the great engraver Sebastien Leclerc (1647-1714), professor of perspective at the Royal Academy of Art in Paris. The illustrations, showing figures in landscapes and cityscapes, are in the style of Callot. Armorial bookplate from the Gaddesden Library.

Price: $1,250.00

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