Requires Photography

Grondige onderrichtinge in de optica, ofte Perspective Konste (Complete Instruction in Optics, or the Art of Perspective.)

Institutio artis perspectivæ

Author Hendrik Hondius, the Elder (Dutch, 1573–1650), Printer Frederik de Wit (Dutch, 1629-1706)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 4709 (1622 ed.); New Hollstein, Hondius, pp. 188ff., nos. 259-94


31.7 x 20.4 x 2.2 cm (12 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and 36 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Frederik de Wit, 1647) Quarto; 51 leaves; contemporary vellum, beige linen box.

Illustrations of geometric figures, interiors, stairways, buildings, views, rendered in diagrammed perspective

Amsterdam: Frederik de Wit, 1647


Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 13, 1972.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow