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[A diagram of ballistic trajectories.]
[A diagram of ballistic trajectories.]
J.A. [Jost Amman.]
[Frankfurt am Main: Sigmund Feierabend, 1573.]
Etching, very scarce. Sheet 265 x 370mm, 11 x 14½". Trimmed close to printed border.
A rare illustration of a sixteenth century military theory, demonstrating trajectories for cannon and mortars. The parts of the camp are lettered for a key, not here. This is an illustration from Leonhard Fronsperger's 'Kriegsbuch' (Book of War), one of the most important military works of the sixteenth century. Fronsperger wrote from his own military experiences in the Holy League fighting the Turks in the 1560s. He died in a shooting accident.
[Ref: 27206]   £290.00  
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[A military emcampment defended by trenches and embankments.]
[A military emcampment defended by trenches and embankments.]
J.A. [Jost Amman.]
[Frankfurt am Main: Sigmund Feierabend, 1573.]
Etching, very scarce. Sheet 265 x 370mm, 11 x 14½". Trimmed close to printed border.
A rare illustration of a sixteenth century military encampment, with angled trenches and embankments protecting the artillary pieces. Some soldiers patrol the trenches while others are in formations witin the defences. The parts of the camp are lettered for a key, not here. This is an illustration from Leonhard Fronsperger's 'Kriegsbuch' (Book of War), one of the most important military works of the sixteenth century. Fronsperger wrote from his own military experiences in the Holy League fighting the Turks in the 1560s. He died in a shooting accident.
[Ref: 27199]   £320.00   view all images for this item
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[A military emcampment.]
[A military emcampment.]
J.A. [Jost Amman.]
[Frankfurt am Main: Sigmund Feierabend, 1573.]
Etching. Sheet 260 x 370mm, 10¼ x 14½". Trimmed close to printed border.
A rare illustration of a sixteenth century military encampment, a rectangle with a barricade of wagons on all sides, a line of cannon defending the left. A second internal barricade protects larger ordnance. The camp is large, with dozens of tents of different sizes and as many supply wagons. The pennants flying outside the tents have various emblems, including the Hapsburg Eagle. At the centre of the camp is an occupied gallows. The parts of the camp are lettered for a key, not here. This is an illustration from Leonhard Fronsperger's 'Kriegsbuch' (Book of War), one of the most important military works of the sixteenth century. Fronsperger wrote from his own military experiences in the Holy League fighting the Turks in the 1560s. He died in a shooting accident.
BM: 1853,0611.326.
[Ref: 25881]   £480.00   view all images for this item
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[A semi-circular military emcampment by a river.]
[A semi-circular military emcampment by a river.]
J.A. [Jost Amman.]
[Frankfurt am Main: Sigmund Feierabend, 1573.]
Etching, very scarce. Sheet 265 x 370mm, 11 x 14½". Trimmed close to printed border.
A rare illustration of a sixteenth century military encampment, a semi-circle with a river to the south, and a bank of guns defending the west. The parts of the camp are lettered for a key, not here. This is an illustration from Leonhard Fronsperger's 'Kriegsbuch' (Book of War), one of the most important military works of the sixteenth century. Fronsperger wrote from his own military experiences in the Holy League fighting the Turks in the 1560s. He died in a shooting accident.
[Ref: 27205]   £290.00   view all images for this item
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[Various ranks of an army.]
[Various ranks of an army.]
J.A. [Jost Amman.]
[Frankfurt am Main: Sigmund Feierabend, 1573.]
Etching, very scarce. Sheet 265 x 370mm, 11 x 14½". Trimmed close to printed border.
A rare illustration of a sixteenth century army, showing the infantry, cavalry with lances or muskets, infantry, standard bearers, captains of both infantry and cavalry, and the 'Conestabilis' (i.e., Count of the Stables, origin of the English word 'Constable'). The view is an oval, within a strap-work frame. This is an illustration from Leonhard Fronsperger's 'Kriegsbuch' (Book of War), one of the most important military works of the sixteenth century. Fronsperger wrote from his own military experiences in the Holy League fighting the Turks in the 1560s. He died in a shooting accident.
[Ref: 27197]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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