Perspectiva Corporum Regularium  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Perspectiva Corporum Regularium[1] [2][3] (1568, English: Perspective of regular solids) by Wentzel Jamnitzer, a book remembered for its engravings of polyhedra. This book was based on Plato's Timaeus and Euclid's Elements, and it contained 120 forms based on the Platonic solids. The engravings are by Jost Amman (1539-1591). In addition, there are three series of perspective designs of spheres[4], cones[5] and tori[6].

The correlations that are indicated are as follows[7]:

List of prints


from The Theatre of Women by Jost Amman[8]

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