8, (xxxii), 213 pp. text on the fortifications of various European piazzas, town squares, and castles, with notes including some bibliographic information, tables, 50 (of 51, lacking plate no. 51) fine engraved plates (mostly full-page), showing specific town centers and fortresses including Altenburg in Hungary and San Germano and Ferrara in Italy, and theoretical suggestions and architectural plans and designs for bastions, flanks, and other fortifications based on real-life examples. Some pages with holes or worm damage, some browning. 4to. Vellum, bowed. Macerata (Giuliano Carboni) 1630. The 15th and 16th centuries were the height of publication of specialized treatises on military architecture and fortifications, with Italy being the epicenter of production. Military architecture became it's own area of investigative research. Although this work was published after 1600, Floriani is still regarded as a noted military architect, and was behind the design of the famous fortifications of Malta. (Inventory #: 48173)
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