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LJS 432 Il capitano che esamina un' che viene al concorso per haver' la piazza di bombardiero
TitleIl capitano che esamina un' che viene al concorso per haver' la piazza di bombardiero
Call numberLJS 432
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4827623
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- ca. 1625-1675?
Information on the theory and practice of artillery presented in a question-and-answer format, with a captain and an applicant for the position of bombardier as the interlocutors. The manuscript is in two parts, probably written by two different hands and with illustrations in the second part only. Corrections or additions have been made on several pages of the first part (p. 6, 8, 9, 50, 51, 55, 61, 63, 73).
Extent88 leaves : 257 x 190 mm. bound to 268 x 196 mm
CollationPaper, 88; 1¹²(+1) 2-4¹⁶ 5¹⁴ 6⁶(-1) 7⁸; [ii], 1-37, 28-120, 123-130, 133-162, 165-166, 169-170, 173-174; contemporary and later (from p. 98) pagination in ink, upper right or left corners.
BindingContemporary stiff parchment.
LayoutWritten in 19-23 (p. 1-98) or 26-30 (p. 99-174) long lines; vertical bounding lines ruled in lead for first part of manuscript (p. 1-98).
Numerous pen-and-wash illustrations in the second part of the manuscript (p. 99-165) depicting many kinds of artillery equipment and how to load and deploy them; 2 architectural sketches, one in ink of the top of a column (p. i) and one in red chalk elaborated with ink of a papal baldaquin (p. 173).
ScriptWritten in cursive script, probably by 2 hands (p. 1-98, 99-174).
- Sold by Martayan Lan (New York) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Mar. 2002.
- Deposit by Lawrence Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
- Artillery--Early works to 1800
- Explosives--Early works to 1800
- Military art and science--Early works to 1800
- Pen-and-wash drawings
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
- 173 — Drawing, Papal baldaquin, p. 173
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Decoration: Drawing, Papal baldaquin, p. 173