PENTHER’S Book on DRAWING INSTR. and GEOMETRY, fully ill..

PENTHER’S Book on DRAWING INSTR. and GEOMETRY, fully ill..




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PENTHER, Johann Friedrich


Praxis Geometriae, worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole, und der Mensul, in Ausmessung eintzeler Linien, Flächen und gantzer Revier, welche, wenn deren etliche angräntzende zusammen genommen, eine Land-Karte ….


Ausburg, Jeremia Wolffs, 1755


In-folio (32,5x21cm), (5), 97 + 55 pp., 2 different engraved frontispieces (one dated 1754), and 39 large folded plate with figures of drawing instruments, maps, artillery, surveying instruments etc.


Original calf backed boards, rubbed but internally very good. Well impressed plates.


A 1755 edition of a famous German treatise on Geometry, with application to surveying, artillery, map making, profusely illustrated with instruments. The ‘Praxis geometriae’, first released in 1732, is one of the most important German books on surveying and mapping of the 18th century.


Ref.: Poggendorff II, 399 f., Ornamentstichkat. Bln. 1734 (2. A.) u. Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 215 (2. u. 3. A.). FL2320 Poggendorff II, 400. – II. Houzeau/Lanc. 11614. – Zinner, Astr. Instrumente S. 463. – Ornamentstich-Slg. Bln. 1755. – III. Ornamentstich-Slg. Bln. 2197.




Johann Friedrich Penther (1693-Gottingen 1749) was a professor of Mathematics and Economy at the University of Gottingen, and published many works on the subject.



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