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Martin, Benjamin, 1705–1782
An appendix to the New art of surveying : containing a new construction of a pantagraph, which renders it of universal use in reducing or enlarging plans, drawings, pictures, portraits, &c. in copies bearing any required proportion to the original / by B. Martin.
London : Printed for, and sold by the author, no. 171, Fleet-Street, [between 1775 and 1780?]
Physical Description:
[2], 13, [1] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm (8vo)
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NC1920 M3
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Date from advertisement, [1] p. at end, which lists the author's Microscopium pantometricum. According to ESTC this title was published ca. 1780. Milburn, Benjamin Martin, 1976, dates both works ca. 1775.
Plate engraved by W. Whitchurch.
A pantograph manufactured by Benjamin Martin (closely resembling the instrument depicted in the frontispiece to the present work) is also in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art. See link herewith.
English short title catalogue, N30316
Subject Terms:
Drawing instruments -- 18th century.
Perspective -- 18th century.
Surveying -- 18th century.
Whitchurch, W. (William), active 18th century, engraver.

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