Underweysung der Messung (Teaching of Measurement)

Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Printer Hieronymus Andreae (German, died in 1556)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Meder, Books, XXVI, 3rd German ed.; Murray, German, 150; Hollstein 26c


Closed book: 29.7 x 20.4 x 2 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 13/16 in.) Each sheet: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.) Block (Man Drawing a Vase): 8.3 x 21.5 cm (3 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.) Block (Man Drawing a Nude): 7.5 x 21.5 cm (2 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Book illustrated with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae [Formschneider], 1538) Folio; 94 leaves; modern half dark-green morocco, green cloth boards (Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London).

Illustrations: as in 1525 edition (diagrams, letterforms), with the first appearance of Artist Drawing a Vase and Artist Drawing a Female Nude (fol. Q3v).

Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae (Formschneider), 1538


Purchased from unknown source by MFA, February 7, 1935.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis