Coimbra Exhibition

Albrecht Dürer Treatise

CreatorAlbrecht Dürer
Place of OriginNürnberg
DescriptionThe oldest book written in German on measurement and quantity ratios. It was published by Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg in 1525 and dedicated to his friend, and advisor to Emperor Maximilian, the Renaissance humanist Willibald Pirckheimer. It is illustrated with several of Dürer’s engravings, reproducing the author’s ideas on proportions and depicting some aids and tools for helping artists to master complicated spatial images.
TagsDürer, Germany, engravings, measurement
Dimensions30,3 cm x 22 x 2 cm
Material/MediumOld printed document, handmade paper, sheets of paper with leather spine
CategoryThe Arts
Image LicenseCC BY-NC_ND
Image Rights HolderCharles University, © Vladimír Šigut
Photographic Creditsdigital imaging unit
Metadata RightsCC-O