Was this the concept art of his time? Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527–c.1607) was a Dutch Renaissance architect, painter, perspective whiz and fortification engineer for the city of Antwerp.

These etchings are from his book, Variae Architecturae Formae (1636).

Sources: the Internet Archive, contributed by The Getty, via publicdomainreview.


A lone tree in the middle of the street enchants dog and child, 1601 (Ptak science books)


More perspective: Torelli's set design for Act 5 of Pierre Corneille's Andromède as performed at the Petit-Bourbon in 1650. Sources: wikipedia via Ptak science books.