TRAITE DES FORTIFICATIONS, OU ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE
Paris: Jean Henault, 1661. 3rd edition, 2 parts in 1 col., 16mo., with an engraved frontispiece to the first part, the second part formed of 110 engravings of forts, plans, etc., contemporary mottled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments, very light water staining of the upper sections, with the book plate of John Bury Estimate £250-350 + fees Note:
Georges Fournier (1595 - 1652) was a French Jesuit priest, geographer and mathematician, who as a naval military chaplain acquired considerable knowledge of technical and naval matters. His widely published work on fortifications was first published in 1649 and translated into Dutch, Spanish and German.
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