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Auction 118, Lot 74

"Tafel in welcher alle gehorige Werck-zeuge zur Kreigs-Kunst… [Tab. Architecturae Militaris]", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany - Military Weapons & Fortifications

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 18.8 inches
57.9 x 47.8 cm

A great military-themed view that details the art and weaponry of war. Shows 'modern' weaponry including various sizes and types of canons and mortars, some wild rolling-spiked contraptions, including one that is flaming, and a large sky rocket. Shows the correct positioning of batteries, plus shells, bombs, and other artillery pieces. Plus sea battles, the structure of fortified batteries or forts, and much more. At bottom are two large bronze canons with their various type shells, some looking quite gruesome. Topped off with a 32-point compass rose.

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Condition: B

Crisp, early impression with original full coloring. Some light occasional toning and one spot, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/6/2007

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