An abridgment of the architecture of Vitruvius : containing a system of the whole works of that author illustrated with divers copper plates, curiously engraved, with a table of explanation : to which is added in this edition the etymology and derivation of the terms used in architecture / first done in French by Monsr. Perrault, of the Academy of Paris, and now Englished, with additions.
- Additional Title(s):
De architectura. English
- London : Printed for Abel Swall and T. Child, at the Unicorn in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1692.
- Physical Description:
- , 158,  p.,  leaves of plates (one folded) : ill., plans ; 16 cm. (8vo)
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- Frontispiece engraved by Johannes Kip. Other plates not signed.
Recto of frontispiece has a drawing of swan and figure in faded pen and ink.
Abridged translation of: De architectura. With much reorganization of text, original book and chapter being cited in margins.
Claude Perrault's abridgment was published in 1674 as: Abrégé des dix livres d'architecture de Vitruve.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture -- Early works to 1800.Child, T. -- Publisher.Swall, Abel -- Publisher.
- Engravings -- 1692.
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