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Fortifications. Plans of imaginary fortifications

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Fortifications. Plans of imaginary fortifications
17th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 53 plans (double spreads). Large quarto. Leather, brown. Bookplate of Sir Alfred William Clapham, CBE, PSA, fol. i.
Scope and content
Capricci dell' Architettura Militare del CA.. [monogram] sotto la disciplina del sigr. Rutta Maestro Della sudta nel Collegio de Nobili di Parma' (title page). Fifty-three colour-wash plans of fortified sites consisting of technical exercises in military architecture relating mostly to imaginary sites, the object of each exercise being described in Italian in labels on each drawing; 17th century. The last drawing, fol. 53, is a plan of Valetta, Malta (before the Cottonera lines, started 1670; inf. John A Goodall, FSA). Title page, fol. iii, with decorative border of military trophies, gun carriages, etc., in brown wash.
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