3761
3761
Scheither, Johann Bernard (d. after 1677).
NOVISSIMA PRAXIS MILITARIS, ODER: NEU-VERMEHRTE UND VERSTÄRCKTE VESTUNGS-, BAU- UND KRIEGES-SCHUEL, BEY DER...BELAGERUNG DER... VESTUNG CANDIA. BRAUNSCHWEIG: C.F. ZILLIGER & C. GRUBER, 1672, [6], 120PP., ILLUSTRATION: ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE, 26 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES, WOODCUT INITIALS, HEAD- AND TAIL-PIECES
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3761
Scheither, Johann Bernard (d. after 1677).
NOVISSIMA PRAXIS MILITARIS, ODER: NEU-VERMEHRTE UND VERSTÄRCKTE VESTUNGS-, BAU- UND KRIEGES-SCHUEL, BEY DER...BELAGERUNG DER... VESTUNG CANDIA. BRAUNSCHWEIG: C.F. ZILLIGER & C. GRUBER, 1672, [6], 120PP., ILLUSTRATION: ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE, 26 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES, WOODCUT INITIALS, HEAD- AND TAIL-PIECES
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Scheither, Johann Bernard (d. after 1677).
NOVISSIMA PRAXIS MILITARIS, ODER: NEU-VERMEHRTE UND VERSTÄRCKTE VESTUNGS-, BAU- UND KRIEGES-SCHUEL, BEY DER...BELAGERUNG DER... VESTUNG CANDIA. BRAUNSCHWEIG: C.F. ZILLIGER & C. GRUBER, 1672, [6], 120PP., ILLUSTRATION: ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE, 26 FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES, WOODCUT INITIALS, HEAD- AND TAIL-PIECES

Ibid. Examen fortificatorium, darin so wohl eine gantz newe Art oder Manier vom Festungs-Bau. Strassburg: J.F. Spoor & R. Wächtler, 1676, [12], 102pp., title-page printed in red and black, illustration: 8 folding engraved plates, [VD17 39:126962V], one plate repaired and partly rebacked with slight loss
Merian, Matthäus (1621-1687), the younger. Das lange bestrittene Königreich Candia. Frankfurt: Daniel Fievet, 1670, [8 (including half-title)], 87, [1 (blank)] pp., illustration: engraved portrait, folding engraved map of Crete, 9 engraved plates (some folding), engraved device on title-page, woodcut initials and head-pieces, [Lipperheide 1409; Rietstap ii, 438], small repair to one plate without loss

3 works in one volume, folio (355 x 202mm.), binding: nineteenth-century speckled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments 


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Provenance

Earl of Macclesfield, inscription on inside front cover (partly obscured by bookplate)

Catalogue Note

first editions. The first work on fortifications by Scheither contains a detailed account of Candia from 1645 until 1669. The Venetians had constructed a new angle-bastioned fort there in the second quarter of the sixteenth century. The second work by Scheither is particularly scarce. VD17 records two issues of this first edition of 1676; it was reprinted in 1677.

Merian's work on Crete is one of very few seventeenth-century illustrated works about the island, and is one of Merian's scarcest books.

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