Drawing instruments, 1768.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Drawing instruments, 1768.

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Engraving showing columns surmounted by the Sun, Moon and a clasical bust, posibly of a Greek mathamatician such as Euclid, with various drawing implements for making architectural plans. Illustration from 'The builder's jewel, or the youth's instructor, and workman's remembrancer' by Batty Langley (1696-1751), published in London in 1768. The full title of this work continues: 'explaining short and easy rules, made familiar to the meanest capacity for drawing and working; I. The five orders of columns entire, or any part of an order...II. Block and cantaliver cornices, rustick quoins, cornices proportioned to rooms...with a section of the Dome of St Paul's, London'.

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