Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1634 L'architettura militare ad uso delle regie Scuole d'Artiglieria e Fortificazione
TitleL'architettura militare ad uso delle regie Scuole d'Artiglieria e Fortificazione
- Regia accademia di artiglieria e genio
Other related names
- Duff, Archibald, d. 1858, former owner
- Perkins, G. Holmes, donor
Call numberMs. Codex 1634
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 510966
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Plans of fortifications for use at the royal academy of artillery and fortification founded in Turin in 1678, consisting entirely of figures of plans and elevations, some with landscape elements added in the background.
- Ms. codex.
Extent179 leaves : 272 x 210 mm. bound to 282 x 220 mm
FoliationPaper, ii + 179 + ii; [1-179]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary boards, red morocco back gilt (seller's description, inside upper cover).
Title in red, blue and black with large vignette depicting the goddess of war surrounded by military trophies and cherubs engaged in surveying, drawing, and planning (f. 1r); 2 full-page rococo vignettes (f. 32r, 55r), plans and elevations executed in pen and ink, mostly with colored washes added, all with ink ruled borders.
- Formerly owned by Admiral Archibald Duff (armorial bookplate, 1858, inside front cover).
- Sold by Marlborough Rare Books Ltd. (London), cat. 81 (1978), no. 14 (description inside front cover).
- Gift of G. Holmes Perkins (University of Pennsylvania bookplate, front flyleaf), 1978.
- Transferred from Fine Arts Library to Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
- Fortification--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Military architecture--Early works to 1800
- Pen-and-wash drawings
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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Decoration: Decorative vignette, f. 1r
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Decoration: Decorative vignette, f. 32r
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Decoration: Decorative vignette, f. 55r