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ESCHWEGE, Wilhelm Ludwig von (Baron)

Asphalto, particularmente o Asphalto artificial Portuguez.  Reflexões dirigidas aos Engenheiros e Architetos.


Lisbon, Typographia do Director, 1840.


4to. 18 pp.  Original printed wrappers (worn).   Library stamp on title page.

The renewed interest in asphalt in the early 19th century for paving streets and as a waterproofing material led Eschwege to study its uses and to promote them in Portugal.   He writes in amazed tones of the numerous carriages using the newly asphalted Oxford Street in London.   D. Fernando II, consort of Queen Maria II of Portugal, appointed him architect of the Royal Palace of Pena at Sintra where Eschwege used asphalt in its construction.   At the invitation of the Portuguese Royal Family he had travelled to Brazil where he studied mining techniques, his best known work being his Pluto Brasiliensis.

Innocêncio III, 169.  WorldCat lists 1 copy.   Not in COPAC.



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