1810 Original Handwritten Manuscript Document Detailing Plans for a Proposed Mill in Italy

By: Guiseppe Arciprete Defio

Price: $289.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating and visually pleasing document written in Italy in 1810. This piece consists of two sheets 17 inches wide by 11.75 inches long, folded in half to create four pages each. There is text and/or drawings on six and a half of the eight pages. The document serves as its own letter with one section slipped inside the other. It was sealed with a wax seal. The handwriting is in copperplate and would be quite understandable to a reader fluent in Italian. The document, which seems to be a design for a water-powered mill, appears to have been written by a Giuseppe Arciprete Defio and addressed to a Signore Pasquale DOrza, the Vicar General of Sicignano. There is a full-page hand-drawn design accompanied by detailed notes. Much of the document seems to describe how and where the mill will operate. It appears to ask for approval of the plan, prior to proceeding. It references engineers, lending credence to this assumption. For an historian or a civil engineer, this would be a fine reference work describing not only a mill plan but also an aspect of the evolution of mechanical engineering science. The papers are written in Italian. However, it is important to note that there is a difference between the Italian of the 19th century and modern Italian. Like every other language, Italian has evolved over the past 200 years. ; Letters; 17" X 11.75"; 4 pages; Keywords: italian mill plans; giuseppe arciprete defio; sicignana; sicignano; dorza; mill; engineering; 19th century engineering; mill factory; pasquale dorza; history of salerno; campania; 19th century italy; italian history; italian industrial history; italian industry; southern italy; italian engineering

Title: 1810 Original Handwritten Manuscript Document Detailing Plans for a Proposed Mill in Italy

Author Name: Guiseppe Arciprete Defio

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Italy, 1810

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Handwritten Manuscript

Size: 17

Seller ID: 0010021

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