de Honnecourt thanks
- Thanks for the suggestions -- I hadn't considered that it might have been
used to shoot a line to hard to get places (such as in a gothic cathedral
that's being built). No idea on a translation of the captions for the
pictures, or what that cup-like thing is. My first thought was as a reel
for holding the line, but I'm less sure now.
BTW, The illustrations in the rest of the book are recognizable as various
cathedrals in France. There is debate if de Honnecourt designed them, or
just copied the designs.