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Perspectiva Pictorum et Architectorum[1] is the title of a treatise on perspective by Andrea Pozzo, published in two volumes in 1693 and 1700.

It was illustrated with 118 engravings, dedicated to emperor Leopold I. In it he offered instruction in painting architectural perspectives and stage-sets. The work was one of the earliest manuals on perspective for artists and architects and went into many editions, even into the 19th century, and has been translated from the original Latin and Italian into numerous languages such as French, German, English and, Chinese thanks to Pozzo's Jesuit connection.






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