Joseph Sauveur "Abrégé de Méchanique" manuscript, circa 1700.

Author
Sauveur, Joseph, 1653-1716 [Browse]
Format
Manuscript
Language
French
Description
1 v. 23.5 x 18.5 cm (252 pages)

Details

Subject(s)
Compiled/​Created
circa 1700.
Summary note
Louis de France, le Grand Dauphin's copy (with his coat of arms on the boards) of an unpublished manuscript by French physicist and mathematician Joseph Sauveur that describes the field of mechanics around the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The manuscript, in framed calligraphy text, is divided into five parts: The motion of bodies without springs; From the motion of heavy bodies; Clean machines communicate or stop the movement; From the movement of body fluids; and Springs, ropes and friction. It is illustrated with 32 folding, colored plates in pen and watercolor.
Binding note
Original binding, discreetly restored, green morocco, spine ribbed decorated with a dolphin and a lily between nerves, framing on the dishes with lily flowers at the corners, golden arms in the center, red morocco with guards framing lace dolphin gilt edges.
Source acquisition
Purchase, 2016. AM 2017-2.
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