An appendix, or, Second part to the complete treatise on perspective; Containing a brief history of perspective, from the earliest and most authentic accounts of it, down to the eighteenth century, when it first began to flourish in England; in which the methods of practice, used by the ancients, are exemplisied and compared with those now in use. Military perspective; bird's eye views; &c. The appearances of ascending and descending on an upright plane; such deceptions in vision accounted for, and illustrated by stricking representations: with useful and critical remarks on round subjects in general. The application of perspective to scenery; also to a ship; and in landscape; projection on curved surfaces; with other distortions, or anamorphoses; inverse perspective. Also the doctrine of reflection on plane mirrours. And, lastly, it contains a parallel and criticism on all the English authors who have wrote treatises on perspective; and the principles of Dr. Brook Taylor's perspective compared with Guidus Ubaldus, and S'sgravesande. The whole delivered in nine sections, and illustrated by ten plates. Second edition, with additions and improvements. Price one guinea. By Thomas Malton, sen.

  • Malton, Thomas, 1726-1801.
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London : Printed and sold, for the author, by V. Griffiths, Paternoster-Row; sold also by Messrs. Carpenter and Co. New Bond Street; Taylor, Architectural library, Holborn, and by J. Malton, No. 17, Norton-Street, Portland-Place, 1800.

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[4],160p.,plate : ill. ; 20.

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ESTC N68009



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