This German machinery book is devoted to pumps, presses, and milling machinery. Machines depicted include paper mills, grinding apparatus for sharpening, and windmills. The diagrams might seem familiar, as they were copied by other printers of technical manuals for the next century.
Content: Signatures: [par.]4 2[par.]² A-G4 (leaf 2[par.]2 blank). Blank leaf conjugate with added engraved t.p., not counted in collation, follows leaf [par.]4.
Citation/reference: BN Le livre (1972), 99 ; Hunter, D. Literature of papermaking, p. 18-19 ; Russo, F. Bib. de l'histoire des sciences et des techniques, p. 62
Content: Added engraved t.p. reads: Theatrum machinarum novum : exhibens opera molaria et aquatica constructum industria Georgi Andrea Böckleri ... Noribergæ : Sumptibus Pauli Fürstii ..., 1662.
Content: Illustrations: 155 prints : engraving ; full-page (plate mark 27 x 20 cm. or smaller). Comprise added t.p. by Mathias van Somer after Böckler and 154 prints from the original ed., chiefly repeated from various sources. Thirty signed B.S. f. or Balt. Schw. (i.e. Balthasar Schwan) and eight signed EK or E. Kieser (i.e. Eberhard Kieser) originally engraved by Schwan or Kieser after J. de Strada and published in the latter's Première-[seconde] partie des desseins artificiaulx de toutes sortes de moulins ... (Franfurt, 1617-1618); cf. preface, p. [3-4]. One signed with monogram OK or KO. Eighteen are reversed and altered copies of prints originally published in Agostino Ramelli's Diverse et artificiose machine (Paris, 1588). Others are reversed and altered copies of prints originally published in Salamon Caus' Raisons des forces mouvantes (Frankfurt, 1615); Georg Agricola's De re metallica (Basel, 1556); and Vittorio Zonca's Novo teatro di machine et edificii (Padua, 1607). No. 73 (papermaking) is from Strada; no. 74 is after Zonca, p. 94. References: Ferguson, E. Various and ingenious machines of Agostino Ramelli, p. 39; Davison, C. Special exhibition of historic books on machines, p. 13, no. 27.
Language: In Latin; brief descriptions in the plates in German.
Content: Translation of: Theatrum machinarum novum, das ist, Neu-vermehrter Schauplatz der mechanischen Künsten ... (Originally published: Nürnberg : In Verlegung Paul Fürsten, 1661).
Statement of responsibility: per Georgium Andream Bocklerum ... ; ex Germaniâ in Latium recens translatum operâ ... Henrici Schmitz ...
Extent: , 55,  p., , 154 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 35 cm. (fol.)