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Opera mathematica, ou oeuvres mathematicques, traictans de geometrie, perspective, architecture, et fortification

The Hague: Hendrik Hondius [1615-1616?]


Librairie Léonce Laget, Paris; purchased in 1974 from Laget by Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, by whom given to the MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser

Perspective [Vredeman de Vries, Parts I & II]

Geometrie, contenant la theorie, et practicque dicelle necessaire a la fortification [Marolois]

Perspective, 5e partie de Joan Vredem: Vriese [Marolois]

Fortification ou architecture militaire tant offensive que defensive [Marolois]


Place of Publication

The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XLVIII [Vredeman de Vries], pp. 174-225, nos. 518-91 [lacking 517, 521, 531, 549]; New Hollstein, Hondius, pp. 58-63, nos. 44-49; pp. 66-68, nos. 54-55; pp. 198-213, nos. 316-477

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 238 engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books