76 1847 Militaria Pietersen G 2nd half 17th cent
76/1847 [Militaria]. Pietersen, G. (2nd half 17th cent.). "Libro de figure del essercitio militare". Manuscript treatise, dated 1656(?), pen and ink on paper, (24),202p. (incl. several unused lvs.), recto and verso, each page within black framing line, at least 202 (fold.) manuscript battle and fortification plans in black and red ink, contemp. blindst. panelled limp vellum, folio.

- Unidentified heraldic stamp on title; pastedowns sl. browned.

= Visually very attractive reatise on fortification, written in a well legible hand. "Qual Dichiaratione escritto In un altro libro nel che vien trattato della Ordinansa et fortificatione Ciensa utile per Maggiore, et minore ussitiali belicose, Compoto escritto da Gio: Pietersen de Chiell Sarg: Magg: della Guardia allemane nel 'Real Pallazzo S Genova, anno 1656". A surprisingly fresh copy. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.

€ (800-1.000)