1567 Cattaneo Military Fortification Architecture Medici Italy Italian Wars RARE

CATTANEO, Girolamo

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Girolamo Cattaneo was a 16th-century Italian military author who was recognized for this mastery of military architecture and fortifications. In 1564, he published ‘Of Fortification – Offensive & Defensive’ – a work designed to instruct Italian armies on how to effectively build military structures. His teachings extended to fortification walls, hydraulics, gates, and ballistics. This 1567 edition includes folding illustrations depicting construction of forts.

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1567 Cattaneo Military Fortification Architecture Medici Italy Italian Wars RARE

 

Girolamo Cattaneo was a 16th-century Italian military author who was recognized for this mastery of military architecture and fortifications. In 1564, he published ‘Of Fortification – Offensive & Defensive’ – a work designed to instruct Italian armies on how to effectively build military structures. His teachings extended to fortification walls, hydraulics, gates, and ballistics. This 1567 edition includes folding illustrations depicting construction of forts.

 

Item number: #11593

Price: $1500

 

CATTANEO, Girolamo

 

Libro nuouo di fortificare, offendere et difendere: con il modo di fare gli alloggiamenti campali

 

In Brescia: Presso Thomaso Bozzola, 1567.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • [4], 78
    • Numerous in-text illustrations
    • 2 folding plates
  • References: USTC 819743
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.25in X 6in (20.5cm x 15cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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11593

Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Authors

CATTANEO, Girolamo

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete