Perspectiva (Perspective)

Des Circkels unnd Richtscheyts auch der Perspectiva und Proportion der Menschen und Rosse

Illustrated by Heinrich Lautensack (German, 1522–1568), Publisher Sigmund Feyerabend (German, 1528–1590), Printer Georg Raben (German, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Frankfurt, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 4691; Hollstein, German, XXI, p. 129, no. 6


Overall: 27.5 x 18.8 x 1.5 cm (10 13/16 x 7 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Frankfurt: Georg Raben for Sigmund Feyerabend and the author, 1564) Folio; 57 leaves; bound with loose manuscript fragment, red cloth box.

Illustrations of perspective diagrams and human and animal proportional constructions.

Frankfurt: Georg Raben for Sigmund Feyerabend and the author, 1564


Early ownership inscription on title; Otto H. Ranschburg, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, September 12, 1946.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund