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Monument élevé à la gloire de Pierre-le-Grand, ou relation des traveaux et des moyens mechaniques qui ont été employés pour transporter à Pétersbourg un rocher... destiné à servir de base à la statue équestre de cet Empereur... -
Paris, Nyon & Stoupe, 1777. Folio. Contemp. marbled boards, new calf spine; corners slightly worn. 12 finely copper engr. folding plates. 47, (1) pp.; a fine, fresh, tall and uncut copy. First edition. A work of great interest for engineering which describes the highly complicated transport by sea and land of an enormous rock used as basement for Falconet's famous equestrian statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. Carburi won much admiration for the extremely complicated machinery built and the ingenious solutions adopted, illustrated in a superb series of plates, some of which show the first use of primitive ball bearings. Berlin Kat. 1794. Honeyman 586. Cicognara 3490. Edizione originale. L'opera descrive una notevole impresa ingegneristica, il trasporto per mare e terra di un'enorme roccia usata come base per la statua equestre di Pietro il Grande. Con 12 magnifiche tavole ripieg. inc. in rame. Mezza pelle; ottimo esemplare, fresco e marginoso.
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