La pratica di prospettiva (The Practice of Perspective)

Illustrated by Lorenzo Sirigatti (Italian, 16th century), Printer Girolamo de' Franceschi (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet VI, 8424; Mortimer, Italian, 479; Berlin 4700


Overall: 42.3 x 27.5 x 3 cm (16 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and 65 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Girolamo Franceschi, 1596) Folio; 70 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown calf, spotted paper boards.

Illustrations of perspective diagrams and renderings of objects and architectural details.

BOUND with Vignola, 1602 (54.1427.2).

Venice: Girolamo Franceschi, 1596


Old shelf marks on title of Sirigatti; Lucien Goldschmidt, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 9, 1954.

Credit Line

Francis Jay Underhill Fund