"Le Parfait Aide de Camp ou l'on Traite de ce que Doit Scavoir Tout Jeune Militaire qui se Propose de Faire son Chemin a la Guerre...", Le Rouge, George Louis
Subject: Europe, Cities
Period: 1760 (published)
Color: Black & White
9.6 x 7.8 inches
24.4 x 19.8 cm
This atlas was created for young military aide-de-camps to train them on all aspects of their role. It is comprised of a 30-page introduction and 55 engraved plates. The plates include illustrations of basic military terms and fortification structures, as well as fortification plans of European cities. The cities represented are those that were sites of battles or encampments during the War of Austrian Succession and at the beginning of the Seven Years' War. Included are Prague, Hanover, Dusseldorf, Linz, and Wesel, among others. Oblong. Hardbound in full leather with embossing and red leather title label on spine.
The maps are overall clean and bright with minor occasional soiling. There are old manuscript ink notations on the front free end-paper and the title page. The covers and spine are worn with bumped corners and some abrasions.