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Opera mathematica, ou oeuvres mathematicques, traictans de geometrie, perspective, architecture, et fortification

Perspective [Vredeman de Vries, Parts I & II]
Geometrie, contenant la theorie, et practicque dicelle necessaire a la fortification [Marolois]
Perspective, 5e partie de Joan Vredem: Vriese [Marolois]
Fortification ou architecture militaire tant offensive que defensive [Marolois]

Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, 1527–1606?), Paul Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, 1567–after 1630), Engraver Hendrik Hondius, the Elder (Dutch, 1573–1650), Engraver Bartholomeus Dolendo (Dutch, about 1571–about 1629), After Pieter Stevens (Netherlandish, born about 1567), Author Samuel Marolois (French, 1572?–1627)

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XLVIII [Vredeman de Vries], pp. 174-225, nos. 518-91 [lacking 517, 521, 531, 549]; New Hollstein, Hondius, pp. 58-63, nos. 44-49; pp. 66-68, nos. 54-55; pp. 198-213, nos. 316-477


Overall: 29 x 38 x 5.5 cm (11 7/16 x 14 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 238 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: Hendrik Hondius [1615-1616?]) Oblong folio; 238 leaves [incomplete, lacking title plates, letterpress texts, and six plates]; contemporary gilt-stamped vellum, beige linen box

Illustrations of perspective views, geometric constructions, and architectural renderings

The Hague: Hendrik Hondius [1615-1616?]


Librairie Léonce Laget, Paris; purchased in 1974 from Laget by Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, by whom given to the MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser