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Vatican obelisk being lowered by wooden winch during transportation to St Peter's Square, Rome, in 1586

RIBA16244
Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 143

Vatican obelisk lying in wooden winch during transportation to St Peter's Square, Rome, in 1586

RIBA16245
Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 147

Machinery used to lift the Vatican obelisk in Rome in 1586

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
SOURCE: Carlo Fontana. Templum Vaticanum (Rome, 1694), pl. 169

Cranes used on the Caledonian canal

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Telford, Thomas (1757-1834)
SOURCE: Thomas Telford. Life of Thomas Telford, civil engineer, written by himself (London, 1838), plates vol., pl. XIX

Tools and techniques used in building fortifications

RIBA18651
Dogen, Matthias (1605 or 6-1672)
SOURCE: Matthias Dogen. Architectura militaris moderna (Amsterdam, 1647), after p. 244

Structure of a crane

RIBA18751
SOURCE: William Bailey. The advancement of arts, manufactures, and commerce (London, 1776), book VII, chapter III, pl. 1

Sawmill for cutting marble and machine for crushing cement

RIBA18754
SOURCE: Bernard Forest de Belidor. Architecture hydraulique (Paris, 1819), plates vol. 1 (text vol. 1, book 2, chapter 2, pl. 4)

Hydraulic machinery

RIBA18756
SOURCE: Bernard Forest de Belidor. Architecture hydraulique (Paris, 1819), plates vol. 1 (text vol. 1, book 2, chapter 4, pl. 6)

Designs for machinery for embedding stilts

RIBA18757
SOURCE: Bernard Forest de Belidor. Architecture hydraulique (Paris, 1819), plates vol. 1 (text vol. 2, pl. VIII, p. 128)

Building elevations and hydraulic machinery used for the Pont Neuf in Paris

RIBA18758
SOURCE: Bernard Forest de Belidor. Architecture hydraulique (Paris, 1819), plates vol. 2 (text vol. 3, chapter 4, pl. 8)

Heavy lifting gear for building parts

RIBA19629
Ramelli, Agostino (1531-c. 1600)
SOURCE: Agostino Ramelli. Le Diverse et artificiose machine (Paris, 1588), pl. CLXXIIII

Design for the title page of the Architectural Association Sketch Book, Volume 4, featuring a central illustration of Nuremberg's castle and Medieval buildings

RIBA22417
NOTES: The design features vignettes of Salisbury Cathedral, Laon Cathedral, Bamberg Cathedral and the Basilica of San Marco, Venice. The decorative border includes illustrations of Medieval architects, masons and sculptors at work.
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