Jean François Niceron - The Artificial Magic in Optical Distortions, “La Perspective Curieuse ou Magie Artificielle des Effets Merveilleux de l'Optique” (The Curious Perspective or Artificial Magic from the Marvellous Effects of Optics), 1663.
Catoptrics is an area of study concerned with the properties of reflection and the formation of images by reflecting light off mirrors.
Dioptrics is a branch of optics dealing with the refraction of light, especially by lenses.
Anamorphosis is a distorted projection of an image which only becomes clear when the observer’s point of view changes or it is viewed as a reflection produced by a specific curved mirror surface.
These 17th century book illustrations instruct artists about the basic geometrical properties involved in producing artworks with some types of projected and distorted perspectives and optical illusions.