Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

x

 
Deliciae Physico Mathematicae by Daniel Schwenter, 1636
 
'Deliciae physico mathematicae oder mathematische und philosophische Erquickstunden' by Daniel Schwenter was published in Nürnberg in 1636. I cannot read German and so could possibly have missed relevant passages which are not accompanied by illustrations. There are also other passages (pages 145 and 522) which I have not included because I do not fully understand whether they are relevant to paperfolding history or not. If anyone can help on this point I would be most grateful.

A full copy of the work is available at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nc01.ark:/13960/t6tx4t36w&view=2up&seq=6

**********

Page 271 contains a description of a tabulae striatae (a forerunner of multiple pleated paper pictures) made from wooden slats.

Information taken from Recreations with Paper by Edwin Corrie at www.foldingdidactics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2012_corrie.pdf.

**********

The illustrations on page 411 show an early form of the Cherries Puzzle.

**********

The illustrations on page 413 show the Three Scrolls magical effect.

**********

Page 551 shows the Chinese Wallet

**********

Page 568 shows How to Drop a Strip of Paper to Land on One Edge

**********

Page 226 shows a cut and fold net for the Rhombic Dodecahedron

**********

Page 228 shows half a cut and fold net for the Triacontahedron

********