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[Fencing.] Tabula I.
[Fencing.] Tabula I.
J. Gelle Collonien sculp:
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Large engraving. 490 x 700mm (15¾ x 27½"), with large margins. Tear at top, two creases as normal. Small margins.
A plate from Gerard Thibault's 'L'académie de l'espée', illustrating the geometry that the author considered of utmost importance in sword fighting. Of particular interest is the use of Thibault's 'mysterious circle', proportional to the swordsman's body. Thibault (c.1574-1627) was a Dutch fencing master and author of the rapier manual 'Academie de l'Espée'. one of the most detailed and elaborate sources on swordsmanship.
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