The book „Representations geometrales de plusieurs parties de bastiments faites par les reigles de l’architecture antique et de qui les mesures sont reduittes en piedz poulces et lignes, a fin de saccommoder a la maniere de mesurer la plus en usage parmy le commun des ouvriers” was published in 1684 in Paris by Abraham Bosse (1602-1676), a French copper engraver, painter and graphic artist.
The content of the book is about geometrical representations of several parts of buildings made by the reigles of ancient architecture. Their measurements are reduced to feet and lines, in order to accommodate the most common way of measuring the use of the common workers.
The book has 49 pages in total. It is only written on every second page, so 26 are blank sheets and 23 are printed.
The title is written on the first page, followed by three pages with a brief description of the topic and several small images. The rest of the book follows a design of usually one copperplate print per page which nearly covers the whole site, accompanied by one or two descriptive sentences. In total, there are about 26 illustrations. There aren’t any chapters. It is bound together with another work of the 17th century.
The book is 280 millimeters in width, 420 millimeters in length and 25 millimeters in breadth, which corresponds to the format of Duodecimo.