Category: 1ST DRAFT

Liceti, Fortunio 1577-1657 -De Monstris. Amsterdam 1665

One of the earliest classifications of deformities. This work includes both real and imaginary cases augmented by accurate descriptions of cases observed by Liceti in the years following the first edition. The first edition of 1619 has no illustrations whilst this one has an appendix by the Dutch anatomist Blaes who also corrected some errors of the previous edition of 1643.

Siderius Nuncius – Galileo Galilei

Sidereus Nuncius is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610.

Divine Proportion – Luca Pacioli

De divina proportione (written in Milan in 1496–98, published in Venice in 1509). Two versions of the original manuscript are extant, one in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, the other in the Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire in Geneva. The subject was mathematical and artistic proportion, especially the mathematics of the golden ratio and its application in architecture.


Basic Introduction that can be used for Tracing Beautiful Landscapes or Prospects, for aficionados of the art of drawing Told and made personally in copper engravings/ by Johann Daniel Preissler,
the local Painting-Academy director, also found by him, in Nuremberg. Third edition.

Diderot and D’Alembert

Visit a 17th and 18th century paper mill in France. Section includes layout and process diagrams of paper making.

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