posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 11:37 PM
It seems like the open pages shown describe the different columns found in the 5 "orders of architecture"
I think the circle symbolizes the order, so where you see the circle, read "order." Perhaps the first paragraph can be translated as:
"The Tuscan is the most simple and solid of the orders. It was Invented in Tuscany whence it derives its name. Its column is several diameters high
and its capital, base and balusture have but few mouldings. The simplicity of the construction of this column renders it eligible where ornament would
very nice stuff, thanks for posting S & F
[edit on 27-3-2010 by Rigel Kent]