Important and rare set of plates for the construction of the new metric system and weights and measures 1794/1795

Important and rare set of plates for the construction of the new metric system and weights and measures 1794/1795

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1795

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Scientific, Scientific Books, Early Technology, Calculating, Scales Weights & Measures

Description

Extremely rare sammelband of 11 plates printed in 1794/1795 for the promotion and the diffusion of the revolutionary new weights and measures systems.

 

1 volume 4to of 11 plates engraved by Sellier, Moisy or Delettre in contemporary calf.

The volume includes in order :

-“Nouvelles mesures de longueur” engraved by Delettre (79,5x55cm) showing the new meter, a set of different sizes of rulers, etc. at natural size.

-“Nouvelles mesures pour le lait” numbered “11” engraved by Moisy and showing a set of measures for milk in half natural size. (44×27,5cm).

-“Nouvelles membrures pour mesurer les bois de chauffage” (78x54cm).

-“Nouvelles mesures de capacité pour les grains et autres matières sèches. Pl. 1re” numbered “3”, engraved by Sellier and showing the new liters for the seeds at 1/5 natural size (81x54cm).

-“Nouvelles mesures de capacité pour les grains et autres matières sèches. Ple. 2me” numbered “4”, engraved by Sellier and showing the construction of the new liters for the seeds at 1/5 natural size (79,5x54cm).

-“Nouvelles mesures de capacité pour les liquides” numbered “5”, engraved by Sellier and showing the construction of the new liters for the liquids at natural size (80x54cm).

-“Nouvelles futailles” numbered “6”, engraved by Moisy and showing the recepient for wine and other alcools at 1/5 natural size (80x54cm).

-“Nouveau [sic] poids en fer. Planche 1er”, numbered “7” showing at the natural size the construction of the new “myriagramme”, ei 10000 kilos (81x54cm)

-“Nouveaux poids en fer. Planche 2me”, numbered “8”, engraved by Sellier and showing at the natural size the new myrigramme and the new kilogramme (78,5×54,5cm).

-“Nouveaux poids en fer. Planche 3me”, numbered “9”, engraved “9” and showing the construction of all different weight from grammes to kilogramme. (80x55cm).

-Nouveaux poids-à-bouton, en cuivre”; numbered “10”, engraved by Moisy and showing the construction of the new weights in button shape from 1 gramme to 1 myriagramme (78x54cm).

All the plates, printed on thick paper, bears the mention “Publié par ordre du Ministre de l’Intérieur”.

 

We cannot find another set similar to this one.

This different plates were never accompanied by a text or a textbook, they were

They were intended for instrumentmakers for learning to them to build the new universal sytem of weights and measures.

The condition is very good.

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