Auction 159, Lot 732

"Tafel in Welcher alle Gehorige Werck-zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst, Vestungs-bau und Artillerie...", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Prints - Military

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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: B+

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.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016