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Auction 161, Lot 753

Rare Issue Printed in Sepia Ink

"Tafel in Welke Vertoont Werden Alle Werk-Tuygen Behorende tot de Krygs-Kunde...", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Prints - Military

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Black & White

24.4 x 17.5 inches
62 x 44.5 cm
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A very interesting military-themed engraving filled with depictions of weapons, bombs, missiles, fortifications, tools, battery construction, and much more. Completely filled with information including some of the most bizarre and lethal weapons we've seen. A legend identifies 84 items with keyed number to engraving. The engraving was created to assist drawers and engravers of bird's-eye plans, topographical maps, battle plans, and encampments. Alternate title in French at top: "Carte qui Represente Toutes les Pieces qui Sont Comprises dans l'Architecture Militaire, ou l'Art des Fortifications avec tous les Morceaux dont On se Peut Servir dans les Plans des Places, & dans les Carte Topografiques, Description de Siege, de Bataille, Marche d'Armee, & Campemens." A remarkable and rarely seen issue, even more rarely found printed in sepia ink, as with this example.


Condition: A

Very minor soiling with a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 2" into image at bottom. Trimmed close to neatline at right and left, as issued.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 2/8/2017