Engravings from the scientific work “Perspectiva Corporum Regularium” which is remembered for its engravings of polyhedra and was published in 1568 by Wenzel Jamnitzer who worked in Nuremberg. Living from 1507 to 1585, he worked as a court goldsmith when he wasn’t busy doing science.

Plate, inscribed "H IIII" on the upper right.
Plate, inscribed “H IIII” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/176135695864/wenzel-jamnitzer-perspectiva-corporum
Plate, inscribed "H II" on the upper right.
Plate, inscribed “H II” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/176135695864/wenzel-jamnitzer-perspectiva-corporum
Plate, inscribed "H I" on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper.
Plate, inscribed “H I” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. In the public domain due to age. via http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/08/jamnitzer-perspectiva.html
Plate, inscribed "H III" on the upper right.
Plate, inscribed “H III” on the upper right. Engraving on laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.design-is-fine.org/post/176135695864/wenzel-jamnitzer-perspectiva-corporum

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