1708 Scarce Swiss BROADSIDE on Optics Magic Lantern ‘Camera Obscura’ Dioptrics
1708 Scarce Swiss BROADSIDE on Optics Magic Lantern ‘Camera Obscura’ Dioptrics
1708 Scarce Swiss BROADSIDE on Optics Magic Lantern ‘Camera Obscura’ Dioptrics

1708 Scarce Swiss BROADSIDE on Optics Magic Lantern ‘Camera Obscura’ Dioptrics

$575.00 Dollar

Optica : Die Sehe-Kunst

Meyer, Johann [1655-1712]

Zürich : von der Bürgerlichen Bibliothec, 1708

26.5 x 23.5 cm workshop mounted on leaf of 39.5 x 23.4 cm at the time.

Bibliographical Reference:

Hollstein's German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, Bd. XXVIII, Amsterdam 1980, S. 40, Nr. 136-157.

Extremely rare. No library appears to hold an example outside Switzerland.

Fine and decorative Broadside devoted to optics, including a larger vignette of the Feldhof Armoury, with figures occupied in various optical activities: A teacher demonstrating the use of a large telescope, a man looking through a magnifying glass. Below there are four smaller engraved representations of science of catoptrics, dioptrics, microscopy and the use of a magic lantern.

Johann Meyer [1655-1712] came from a very distinguished family of Swiss engravers and was the was the son of Conrad Meyer.

Very good overall condition.