Description D'Un Graphometre Universel, Nouvel Instrument, Propre á Dessiner Toutes Sortes D'Objets [Etc. ]
's-Gravenhage [The Hague], J.H. Munnikhuizen. 1778, First Edition. Half-Leather. Ill.: Punt, Jan; Huyser, C.F. de; Bogerts, C. Book, Elephant Folio. [ii] 8 (12 text; 11 engraved plates) pp. Modern half calf with original paper to boards. Extremely rare. Anthony George Eckhardt F.R.S. (1740-1810) was an extremely creative inventor and entrepreneur who successfully patented many of his inventions. This very rare work describes and illustrates the possible various applications of his mechanical drawing instrument, the rolling parallel ruler, which could accurately reproduce scaled drawings for any number of purposes. Here splendidly illustrated by large scale engravings of human anatomy, profiles, projections, architectural details, landscapes, etc. Engraved plates by Jan Punt, C. de Huyser and C. Bogerts. Lacks plate 11: Vijverberg.
Neale Williams Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 9608
€ 1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1507.38 | £UK 1076.5 | JP¥ 163108]
Keywords: Punt, Jan; Huyser, C.F. de; Bogerts, C.Science, Instruments, Technical Drawing, Architecture, Inventions