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Lot 1180: PERSPECTIVE -- ROY, Cl. Essay sur la perspective pratique par moyen du calc

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: PERSPECTIVE -- ROY, Cl. Essay sur la perspective pratique par moyen du calcul. Par., A. Jombert, 1756. 48 pp. W. 1 fold. engr. plate. 19th c. dec. limp brds. (Some foxing at the beginning, a bit browned). First and only edition. Claude Roy (1712?-92) was an engraver on different metals and a professor of drawing in Paris. He tried with the present book to provide a perspectival theory based on simple mathematical principles, founded essentially on the properties of similitude of polygons and especially triangles. - Cicognara, 857; Vagnetti, EIVb39.
Estimated Price: € 200

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