Lehigh Univ Pr, 1992. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #005512503
Near fine hardcover in jacket (slight wear to edges). "This heavily illustrated volume forms a typology of Francesco's drawings of engines, forts, architecture, and antiquities, and it classifies one hundred ten copied drawings and manuscripts of each by as many other artists, indicating how Francesco selected from his own first designs for his later treatises. Scaglia shows that the great quantity of copies by other artists proves that architects, engineers, and patrons were fascinated by these engine designs for possible construction or as graphic demonstration of artistic inventiveness, especially the mills, pumps, and military devices that might never be built as drafted on paper."