Malte, Martin

Traité de geometrie servant de reglement, à remedier aux abus dans les mesures des terres, prez, bois, pierres de tailles, maçonneries, pavé des chaussées … un traité des servitudes des bâtimens selon la coûtume du pays de Liège servant de reglement aux experts & tres util aux prelocuteurs, avocats & à ceux qui vueillent bâtir.

(Liège), “se vend chez l’auteur demeurant devant La Magdeleine” (1716).

Reference: 09963
Price: £685 [convert currency]

Full Description

Small 4to. (12) + 205 + (3)pp, one large folding woodcut diagram, one other woodcut diagram on inserted slip between p.158 and p.159, many geometrical diagrams and other woodcut ills in text. Contemporary full calf, worn and chipped at head of spine. Old light stains in blank outer margin of some leaves at front and back of volume.

A treatise on surveying and the measurement and costing of materials which incorporates at the end instructions on the measurement of stonework according to local practice in the Namur district of present-day Belgium, and at Liège itself. The section on the measurement of stonework is illustrated, unexpectedly in a book of this nature, by (admittedly crude) woodcut illustrations of windows, doors and columns. This is the earliest printed book that we have handled that provides information of this nature for this particular part of Europe, and it appears to be uncommon.

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