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Encyclopedic Art, Stables at Versailles with Globes, La Géométrie Pratique, Antique Print, 1702


Alain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) (editor)
Veue des deux Ecuries de Versailles, Planche XXXVIII
[View of the Two Stables at Versailles, Plate 38 from Practical Geometry]
from La Géométrie Pratique
Anisson, Paris: 1702
Copperplate engraving
6 x 4 inches, image
8.5 x 5.5 inches, overall

The Grand Stables at Versailles with a study of spheres and geometrical models, including a terrestrial and celestial globe and an armillary sphere. From a geometry treatise by the military engineer and cartographer Alain Manesson-Mallet, also well known for his 1683 encyclopedic Description de l’Univers. For this final work, he created a popular instructional manual for “les élémens de la géométrie, la trigonométrie, la planimétrie et la steréométrie, ” illustrated with superb engravings featuring prominent landmarks and views, as seen in this print.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning. Text verso.


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18th Century