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Arte nuevo de escribir por preceptos geometricos, y reglas mathematicas

1719
Calligrapher Juan Claudio Aznar de Polanco (Spanish, 1663–1734), Engraved by Juan Bernabé Palomino (Spanish, 1692–1777), Printer Manuel Ruiz de Murga (Spanish, 18th century)


Place of Publication: Madrid, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 5245; Bonacini 123; Cotarelo y Mori I, pp. 134-40; Palau (2nd ed.) 21133; Becker, Practice of Letters, 137

Dimensions

Overall: 30.7 x 21.7 x 3 cm (12 1/16 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.768

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 42 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Madrid: Herederos de Manuel Ruiz de Murgos, 1719) Quarto; 140 leaves, plus plates; contemporary vellum (tan cloth box).

Engraved title and portraits; lettering samples, decorative alphabets, and geometric constructions of letters


Madrid: Herederos de Manuel Ruiz de Murgos, 1719

Provenance

Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, CA (his catalogue 58), from whom purchased by MFA, September 19, 1962.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund