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Theatri machinarum erster [-sechster vnd letzter] Theill

Collection Data

Names
Zeising, Heinrich, -1613 (Author)
Grosse, Henning, 1553-1621 (Printer)
Megiser, Hieronymus, ca. 1553-1618 (Author)
Bretschneider, Andreas, approximately 1578-approximately 1640 (Wood engraver)
Bartolus, Abraham, active 1600 (Author)
Ryff, Walther Hermann, -1548 (Author in quotations or text extracts)
Cardano, Girolamo, 1501-1576 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1614 - 1622
Issuance: multipart monograph
Place: Leipzig
Publisher: In Verlegung Henning Grossen des Iungern Buchhendl in Leipzigk
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: Schlosser 873
Topics
Technology -- Early works to 1800
Machinery -- Early works to 1800
Mills and mill-work
Mills and mill-work -- Law and legislation -- Germany -- Saxony
Hydraulic machinery
Fountains
Weights and measures
Astronomical clocks
Music -- Acoustics and physics
Papermaking
Papermaking machinery
Papermaking machinery in art
Genres
Books
Notes
Statement of responsibility: in Druck zusamen geordnett durch Henricum Zeisingk der Architectur studiosum.
"Eine Machina dadurch man die alten Hadern stosset zum Pappiermachen, wie Numer 23. zuersehen": pt. 3, p. 63-64 and plate 23.
Engraved title pages (pts. 2-4: principal text printed letterpress within engraved frame; pt. 3: printed in red and black).
Deutsche Drucke des Barock, C210-215 cites later issues of pts. 2-3, 6 and earlier issue of pt. 4. Berlin cites earlier issues of pts. 1-4 and later issue of pt. 6.
Colophon reads in part, pt. 1: Leipzig ... Gedruckt bey Georg Liegern... ; pt. 2: Zum andern Mahl gedruckt, zu Altenburg in Meissen ... ; pt. 3-4: Gedruckt zu Altenburg in Meissen ... (Original issues have name of printer in Altenburg: Gedruckt ... durch Johann Meuschken).
Signatures: pt. 1: a-b⁴ A-2C⁴; pt. 2: A-Q⁴; pt. 3: ):(⁴ A-M⁴ (M4 blank); pt. 4: [superscript pi]a⁴ a⁴ A-L⁴; pt. 5: )(⁴ 2)(² A-N⁴; pt. 6: a⁴ A-O⁴.
Content: Pt. 1: [64], 159, [1] p., XXV leaves of plates; pt. 2: [8], 111 [i.e. 115], [5] p., 25 leaves of plates; pt. 3: [8], 91, [5] p., 26 leaves of plates (some folded); pt. 4: [16], 85, [3] p., 28 leaves of plates (some folded); pt. 5: [12], 102, [2] p., 24 leaves of plates (some folded); pt. 6: [8], 110+ p., 24 leaves of plates (some folded). Error in paging in pt. 2: nos. 109-111 repeated following p. 112.
Content: Illustrations: 158 prints : etching ; plate mark 13 x 24 cm. or smaller. Comprise 6 title pages and 152 textual ill. Most in pt. 1 signed HZ f. (i.e. Heinrich Zeising, cf. Nagler, Monogrammisten, III, no. 1740). Many in pts. 4-6 signed: AB f. (i.e. Andreas Bretschneider). Many in pts. 1, 4-6 signed: HG exc. (i.e. Henning Grosse; plate VII, pt. 1 signed H. Gross Jun. exc). Ill. repeated and altered from various sources: Agostino Ramelli's Diverse et artificiose machine (Paris, 1588); Jacques Besson's Theatre des instruments (Lyon, 1578); Vittorio Zonca's Novo theatro di machine et edificii (Padua, 1607) and Vitruvius' Vitruuius Teutsch (Nürnberg, 1548). Plate 23, pt. 3 is after Zonca. References: Beck, Theodor. Beiträge zur Geschichte des Machinebaues ..., p. 391 ff.
Content: Grosse's devices in colophon, pts. 1,2-4: 3 prints from 2 blocks : woodcut ; 75 x 52 mm. and 63 x 50 mm. (2). Subject: Hercules, with monogram HG and motto: Sic itur ad astra; armorial device (rampant lion on shield, etc.) -- Woodcut head- and tailpieces; ornamental initials.
Publications: "Vom rechten Grund vnd Verstand, Wag vnd Gewichts, darauss die scharffsinning Erfindung aller künstlichen Instrument, vnd Machination fundirt ... ": Pt. 1, p. [13-64] (1st group). Originally published in: Der furnembsten ... mathematischen vnd machanischen Künst eygentlicher Bericht ... / in Truck verordnet durch Gualtherum H. Riuium (Nuremberg, 1547).
Statement of responsibility: "Der fürtreffliche vnd hochgelehrte Herr Hieronymus Cardanus ... schreibet in seinem 9. Buch, Von mancherley wunderbahren Sachen, am 47. Capittel, mit folgenden Worten": pt. 1, p. 110-159. Translation of De varietate rerum, liber 9, caput 47.
Publications: "Mühlordnung": pt. 3, p. 75-91.
Citation/reference: "Musica mathematica, das ist, Das Fundament der allerlieblichsten Kunst der Musicæ ... in deutzsch gegeben, durch M. Abrahamum Bartolum ... " (pt. 6, p. [89]-174) has special t.p.
Errata: pt. 2., p. [116]; pt. 3., p. [93].
Physical Description
Extent: 6 v. : ill. ; 18 x 20 cm. (4to)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
Library of Congress Control Number: 09016085
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG89-B84841
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12071639
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfca54f0-d8b7-0133-8536-00505686a51c
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