Auction 357 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

KOEHOORN (COEHOORN), M. v. Nieuwe Vestingbouw, Op een natte of lage horisont; Welke op driederleije manieren getoont word in 't Fortificeren der binnengrote Van de Fransche Royale Seshoek, (…); Als Mede Hoe men tegenwoordig aan een Zee of Rivier fortificeert, (…). 2e dr. Leeuwarden, Erfgen. v.d. Wed. H. Rintjes, 1702. (xvi), 181, (2) pp. W. 14 plates on 17 lvs. (as requested in the directions to the binder), the greater part fold. Fol. Cont. mottled cf. (Top of spine rep., endpapers renewed, outer corner of lvs. 2*-1B2 a bit stained, plan M w. paper flaw and a bit dam. in centre, else a (very) good copy). -- Added: N. YPEI. Commentarius de Rebus Gestis Mennonis Coehorni. Franeker, W. Coulon, 1771. (4), 37, (5) pp. Cont. vellum. -- (2).

Ad 1: This book describes three methods of fortification that were specially designed for the Dutch landscape and that could withstand the most modern methods of warfare. Praised by his French counterpart Vauban, Van Coehoorn befriended the Duke of Marlborough and Peter the Great tried to bring him to Russia in 1697. Because of his successes, he was ennobled and received numerous commissions from the States General to design fortifications: Groningen, Zwolle, Nijmegen, Breda, Bergen op Zoom. - Sloos 08072; Bierens de Haan 914; Hoogendoorn Coeh03.

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