Ibid. Examen fortificatorium, darin so wohl eine gantz newe Art oder Manier vom Festungs-Bau. Strassburg: J.F. Spoor & R. Wächtler, 1676, , 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
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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