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Revesi Bruti, Ottavio
A new and accurate method of delineating all the parts of the different orders in architecture : by means of a well contriv'd, and most easily manag'd instrument; whereon the just proportions of the principal members, and of their several parts, are so disposed, as wholly to avoid the difficulty of the fractional parts that usually attend these operations / English'd from the original Italian of Ottavio Revesi Bruti, by Thomas Malie, Gent.
Additional Title(s):

Instrumental architecture

Archisesto per formar con facilita li cinqve ordini d'architettura. English
London : Printed for Fletcher Gyles over against Gray's-Inn Holbourn, and Thomas Heath, Mathematical Instrument Maker, next the Fountain Tavern in the Strand, MDCCXXXVII [1737]
Physical Description:
52 p., [51] leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2812 .R4813 1737+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Running title: Instrumental architecture.
Engraved t.-p.
Translation of: Archisesto per formar con facilita li cinque ordini d'architettura. Originally published in Vincenza, 1627.
Illustrations traced and etched by Thomas Malie. Cf. Harris.
"The form of Revesi Bruti's architectonic sector was the avowed source of the instrument published by Joshua Kirby in 1761."--Cf. Harris.
Selected exhibitions: "Compass and rule : architecture as mathematical practice in early modern England, 1550-1750" (Yale Center for British Art, February 18, 2010-May 30, 2010).
English short title catalogue, T102954
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 734
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 2740
Gerbino, A. Compass and rule, p. 123-124
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in calf, rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Architectural drawing -- Technique -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Compasses (Mathematical instruments) -- Early works to 1800.
Drawing instruments -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1737.
Gyles, Fletcher -- Publisher.
Heath, Thomas -- Publisher.
Mechanical drawing -- Technique -- Early works to 1800.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Early works to 1800.
Malie, Thomas, ca. 1700-1789, tr.
Malie, Thomas, ca. 1700-1789, engraver.

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