Mathématiques, Instrumens de. 6 (3 double full-page) sheets representations of mathematical instruments. Engravings by Robert Benard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather ca. 1786) from the quarto edition of the famous encyclopedia by Diderot and d’Alembert. (1784.) C. 9½ × 7⅛ and 9⅞ × 14⅛ in (24 × 18 and 25 × 36 cm) resp.
Due to former binding the left margin of the individual plates trimmed with loss of the platemark, but the plate margin itself intact. The broad uncut white margins with tidemarks in places.
Besides an interesting view of a workshop representation of countless parts in reference of material and machines.
Offer no. 14,584 / EUR 99. (c. US$ 120.) + shipping
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(Mr. L. M., January 12, 2016)