COLLADO (LUIGI) Practica manuale di arteglieria, Venice, Pietro Dusinelli, 1586
Lot 142
COLLADO (LUIGI)
Practica manuale di arteglieria, Venice, Pietro Dusinelli, 1586
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,341) inc. premium

Lot Details
COLLADO (LUIGI)
Practica manuale di arteglieria, title with woodcut architectural border and large arms of the Duke of Aragon, upwards of 30 woodcut illustrations (8 full-page, 2 with no text on verso), light stain on pp.25/6, a few single wormholes (mostly marginal), some neat ink marginalia in a later Italian hand, small old ink stamp on title, contemporary limp vellum, upper cover and spine with some losses [Cockle 664], folio (448 x 306mm.), Venice, Pietro Dusinelli, 1586

Footnotes

  • First edition of "the first really detailed, well-illustrated technical manual on both the theory and practice of artillery" (A.R. Hall, Ballistics in the Seventeenth Century, 1952). Born in Spain, Collado was the royal engineer of Philip II's army in Lombardy and Piedmont. Handsomely illustrated with large woodcuts the work is devoted to the manufacture, use and methods of a variety of cannons and other artillery, but also touches on mining and the making of fireworks.
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