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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, 1525, A (first edition, first issue)


Overall: 32.4 x 22.2 x 4 cm (12 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two woodcuts and numerous diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae, 1525) Folio; 94 leaves; contemporary pigskin, tooled with rolls of classical motifs and single tools around central compartment with decorative foliage around repeated single tool, brass clasps; tan cloth box.

BOUND with Dürer, Etliche underricht zu befestigung (Nuremberg: 1527) [38.1618.2]

Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae, 1525


Old library inscription on title; inscription inside upper cover: "Given to Dr. Lautensack [Lautenspek?] by Mother Jan 3rd 1905"; Goodspeed's Bookshop, Boston, from whom purchased by MFA, November 10, 1938.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund