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Androuet du Cerceau, Jacques, active 1549–1584

De architectura Iacobi Androuetii du Cerceau, opus : quo descriptae sunt aedificiorum quinquaginta planè dissimilium ichnographiae, in omnium non modò potentiorum, sed etiam mediocrium & tenuiorum gratia[m], quos aedificandi studium oblectat: adiunctâ vsus & commoditatis in habitationibus singulis expositione, vnà cum integra cuisque aedificij dimensione. Hûc accedit breuis explicatio de structurarum, quibus aedifica constant, dimensione per orgyiam, que Gallica est architectorum mensura, sex longa pedes: quâ certè methodo nemo non aedificia quaevis metiri, & futuri in aedificando sumptus rationem secum inire poterit ...

Additional Title(s):

De architectvra Iacobi Androvetii du Cerceau, opus

Lutetiae Parisiorum : E typographia Benedicti Praeuotij, 1559.
Physical Description:
[32] pages, [69] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 39 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 55
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First edition of the Latin text; also issued by the same printer in the same year with a French text with title: Livre d'architecture.
Printer's name from leaf D4v.
"Plates show plans, elevations and sections of fifty designs for dwellings intended for 'princes, great nobles, and people of medium and small estates.'"--Fowler.
With woodcut initials.
Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University, page 17-18.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary (?) limp vellum, stained dark green. Title page bears the autograph of William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Domestic -- Early works to 1800.
Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598 -- Autograph.
Prévost, Benoît, -approximately 1562, printer, publisher.

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