Lot 144. BESSON, Jacques (1540-1573) - Theatrum Instrumentorum et Machinarum

Sold:€ 1 375
Auction date:22.09.2020   10:30 UTC +02:00
Archive
ID 380643
Lot 144 | BESSON, Jacques (1540-1573) - Theatrum Instrumentorum et Machinarum
BESSON, Jacques (1540-1573) - Theatrum Instrumentorum et Machinarum. Lyon: Vincent, 1582. A later edition in a fine modern binding of this classic work on engineering considered to be the first modern "teatro di macchine". Jacques Besson was nominated "Maitre des machines du roi" and is remembered for his impossible mechanisms and for having strongly improved the system of the water mill. Folio (450 x 270mm). Title within allegorical border, 60 illustrations (washed, a3 repeated, small restoration to top margin of b2, k1 with printing error). Dark morocco signed by Lobstein-Laurenchet with gilt title on spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers (small defect to spine near title).

Information about the auction

Il Ponte Casa d'Aste
Address of auction
Il Ponte Casa d'Aste
Via Pontaccio 12
20121 Milano
Italy
Preview17.09.2020 - 19.09.2020
ConditionsBuyer Premium 25.0%
Conditions of purchase
Shipping
  • Postal service
  • Courier service
  • pickup by yourself
Payment methods
  • Wire Transfer