Livre de perspective
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Brunet II, 339; Suppl. I, 326; Robert-Dumesnil, v. 7, pp. 30-42, nos. 1-60; Mortimer, French, 157
Overall: 40.3 x 29.5 x 2.5 cm (15 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 60 woodcuts
Not On View
(Paris: Jean Le Royer, 1560) Folio; 73 leaves; half modern gilt-stamped brown calf, speckled paper boards.
Illustrations of perspectival renderings (e.g., fol. G3r, M2r); frontispiece design incorporating variety of basic geometrical shapes within decorative architectural border populated by nude figures (fol. A2r).
Paris: Jean Le Royer, 1560
Christiaan Kramm, Utrecht (painter, architect, art historian, 1797-1875: Lugt 585); his sale, Utrecht, 7-15 December 1875; other ownership marks on front pastedown; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, May 4, 1933.
Sylvester Rosa Koehler Gift and Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis