Auction 127, Lot 811

"Tafel in Welcher alle Gehorige Werck-Zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst Vestungs-bau und Artillerie…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Military

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 18.8 inches
57.9 x 47.8 cm

This great military-themed engraving 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.


Condition: A

Beautiful, dark impression on a full sheet with original margins. Lightly toned at centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/25/2009