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Lot 732
By: Matthias Seutter
Subject: Prints - Military
Date: 1730 (circa)


Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 22.4 x 19.4 inches
         56.9 x 49.3 cm

    This great military-themed engraving illustrates the components of fortification plans and is filled with images explaining the art and weaponry of war. On display are 'modern' weaponry including various sizes and types of cannons and mortars, some wild rolling-spiked contraptions, including one that is flaming, and a large sky rocket. The crowded sheet shows the correct positioning of batteries, plus shells, bombs, and other artillery pieces. Sea battles, the structure of fortified batteries or forts, and much more are illustrated. At bottom are two large bronze cannons with their various type shells, some looking quite gruesome. Topped off with a 32-point compass rose. This is a mirror image of the original published by Johann Baptist Homann.

Condition Description: There is an edge tear that enters 2.5" into the image at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival materials, light soiling, and a couple tiny holes that are only visible when held up to light.

$400.00 - $500.00

Starting bid: $200.00
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