BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE
The third edition of Jean Pélerin’s treatise came out in 1521, in Toul, from the presses of Pierre Jacques as did the two preceding ones (1505 and 1509). In relation to the 1509 edition the text underwent no changes, nor did the “figures exemplaires” which nonetheless appear in a different order. The title page is enriched with eighteen verses and the inscription “de bosco johannis... malleacensis”. The two verses which appeared at the bottom of the 1509 title page were put on the back of the page and completed with two other verses. Only one new plate (“La nef des sept Sages”) was introduced in folio 29v°.
Frédérique Lemerle (Centre national de
la recherche scientifique
J. Pélerin, De Artificiali Perspectiva (1505, 1509), New York, Da Capo Press, 1973.
L. Brion-Guerry, Jean Pélerin Viator, sa place dans l’histoire
de la Perspective, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1962, pp. 158-159,