Histoire du calendrier Romain, qui contient son origine & les divers changemens

1684 'Dutch' edition of François Blondel’s reference work “Histoire du Calendrier Romain: qui contient son origine & les divers changemens qui lui sont arrivez", the first edition was published in 1662.

Rare 17th century account on ancient Rome and how the Romans began the Western concept of time keeping by François Blondel (1618-1686) soldier, engineer of fortifications, mathematician, diplomat, military and civil engineer, and architect, called "the Great Blondel", to distinguish him in a dynasty of French architects.

Histoire du calendrier Romain, qui contient son origine & les divers changemens

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    Histoire du calendrier romain, qui contient son origine & les divers changemens qui lui sont arrivéz

    Author: François Blondel

    Publisher: Arnout Leers

    Den Haag (La Haye)

    1684

    Language: Frans

    Binding: Leather

    Pages: [2], 400, [6] p.

    Size: duodecimo, 16 x 10,5 x 3 cm

  • Description copy

    Full leather binding, titlepage with 2 engraved medallions by Abraham de Blois, and 2 other engraved medallions, 6 folding tables and several tables and one woodcut in the text.

    Some pencil notes, small tear in the last page.