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Perspective projection, 17th century

Perspective projection, 17th century

C040/6882

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30.2 x 21.1 cm ⏐ 11.9 x 8.3 in (300dpi)

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, RARE BOOK AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, RARE BOOK AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Perspective projection. 17th-century illustration of a pinhole viewer being used to draw a reduced scale image of an object on a screen, demonstrating the principles of projection and perspective. This method is a standard artistic technique to draw accurate reduced scale drawings. This illustration is from a collection of 17th-century Italian and Spanish manuscripts.

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