Cientao, oder der Weg der Stü zen in der Sinesischen Provinz Xensi [...]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Two celebrated Chinese engineering feats, the 'bridge of supports' on the Shu Roads in Shaanxi, and the Luoyang Bridge in Quanzhou, China's earliest stone beam bridge (completed 1059). Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
[Ref: 33406] £480.00