L'architecture Militaire ou la Fortification Nouvelle (2 volume set)

L'architecture Militaire ou la Fortification Nouvelle (2 volume set)

Adam Fritach [Adam Freitag]; Sir John Cope's copy

Paris: Guillaume de Luyne, 1657


Two folio volumes, complete. 3 parts in 2.  Engraved title, 197 pp., 35 double page plates, 8 double page tables. Contemporary paneled vellum. Soiling and minor warping to vellum. Chipping and loss to tail of boards, corrosion to bottom edge. Marginal dampstaining along top edge. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Sir John Cope. Cope has also signed the title page. Cope (1634–1721), was a noted British MP and Director of the Bank of England.  He served in the British military, Lt. of ft. regt. of Henry Carey, Visct. Falkland, July 1660-2; July 1660-2; capt. of ft. 1667.  

A classic miltary work during the final stages of the Thirty Years War. "It is one of the most important tracts of the fortifications of the 17th century, although much was written about the old Netherlandish style of fortification ... Freitag actively participated in the sieges of Herzogenbosch in 1629 and Maastricht in 1632. In his treatise, he also presented instruments, but mainly bridges and military buildings within firm squares." (Schutte 316). Avery 356, Brunet II 1390.

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