Verona, M. Moroni 1768.
Large 4to. [xi], 67p. and TWO LARGE FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES OF THE INSTRUMENT (signed D. Valesi).
Contemporary soft binder’s boards, small later paper spine label, UNCUT.
Only Edition, for architects, artillerists, surveyors, cartographers, mathematicians, geometers and estate managers. This treatise introduces the various elements of Lorgna’s instrument, discusses its construction and provides diverse examples for its use, devoting one chapter to HYDROGRAPHIC CARTOGRAPHY, another to leveling, a third to BALLISTICS, and so on. Lorgna was among the first to draft plans to join the Mediterranean and the Red Sea at Suez and headed the military academy at Verona from 1763 to his death. In good condition.
¶Riccardi, Biblioteca matematica italiana I(2): 47,7; Poggendorff I: 1497-8.