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[Fencing.] Tabula XIII.
[Fencing.] Tabula XIII.
J. Gelle sculp: Collon.
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Large engraving. 490 x 700mm (15¾ x 27½"), with wide margins. Tear in centre fold margin.
A plate from Gerard Thibault's 'L'académie de l'espée', with illustrations of various fencing techniques around a central caprice architectural archway. Gérard Thibault d'Anvers was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'Espée. His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the year 1628, the manual was not published until 1630, a year after Thibault's death.
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[Ref: 44339]   £490.00  
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Tabula. XXII.
Tabula. XXII.
Boetius a Bolswaert Sculp: Bruxelles.
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Engraving. 494 x 698mm (19½ x 27½"). Fold down centre. Some nicks around margins.
A print from a book on fencing, which illustrates Thibault's theories of successful fencing using movements and mathematical principles. This image marks the peak time in history for the use of the epée in Europe. From 'Academie de l'Espee'.
For same series see Ref: 44339
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