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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 293

    A rare Italian 17th-century paper-on-wood sector

    BY GIACOMO LUSVERG (C. 1636-1689), DATED 1686

    Price Realised  


    A rare Italian 17th-century paper-on-wood sector
    by Giacomo Lusverg (c. 1636-1689), dated 1686
    paper pasted onto both sides of the wood, carrying manuscript scales for Poligonorum, Graduum Circula, Metalorum, Partium Æqualium (two minor repairs), foliage decoration to hinge, signed Iacobas [sic] Lu[su]erg Faciebat Roma 1686
    7¾in. (19.5cm.) long unfolded

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    Given the fragile nature of the materials used, that this sector survives from the period is remarkable.

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