Simancas, Archivo General de Simancas, Leg. 258, Fol. 488

Treatise of Architecture and Machinery Facsimile Edition

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Juan de Herrera, royal architect at the court of King Philip II of Spain, created the autograph manuscript of his Treatise on Architecture and Machinery while overseeing the construction of the Royal Palace and Monastery of San Lorenzo at El Escorial near Madrid between 1567 and 1577. King Philip had a particular interest in architecture, and Herrera composed it to explain the architectural principles and machines used to build the El Escorial complex to the king. The text includes six diagrams.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Treatise of Architecture and Machinery": Tratado De Arquitectura y Máquinas De Juan De Herrera facsimile edition, published by Patrimonio Ediciones, 1996

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Manuscript book description compiled by Dongwon Esther Kim.
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Tratado De Arquitectura y Máquinas De Juan De Herrera

Valencia: Patrimonio Ediciones, 1996

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Cervera Vera, Luis
  • Limited Edition: 979 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Treatise of Architecture and Machinery: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Accompanied by a scientific study volume (122 pp).

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