Item #3813 Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose. FOULLON, Abel.
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose
Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose

Descrittione et uso dell’holometro, per saper misurare tutte le cose

Venice, Giordano Ziletti, 1564.
Small 4°, (12)-60 pages ; 18th-century Italian limp vellum. Item #3813

First Italian edition of the description of the holometer published three years earlier in Paris.
It is dedicated to Sforza Pallavicino marchese di Cortemaggiore (1519-1585) and illustrated with 16 copper engravings including 8 full-page, copied from the French original edition of 1555. The original figures were probably designed by Jean Cousin.
Abel Foullon (1513-1563), valet to Henri II, was a mathematician, poet and translator. In 1545, he married Catherine Clouet, the sister of the portraitist François Clouet. He was the inventor of the holometer, a geodesy instrument. The name of this instrument was crafted by the poet Mellin de Saint Gelais. For this invention, the king granted Foullon a 10-year exclusive monopoly, the first patent in French history.
Mortimer-Harvard, Italian Sixteenth Century Books, 197.

Price: €1,400.00