Paris: A. J. Denain, [1830s?]. Original B&W gravure. 6 x 9.25 inches. Very Good. Penciled notation in bottom margin.
Gaspard Monge was a French mathematician and physicist who put descriptive geometry, introduced by Albrecht Dürer, on a firm mathematical footing. He became professor of mathematics at Mézières (1768) and of hydraulics at the Lycée in Paris (1780), and published his ground-breaking treatise on the application of geometry to the arts of construction in 1795. Item #70-1196