12 June 2009
NUREMBERG 1671 -- SANDRART, Jacob (1630-1708) and Georg Christian EIMMART (1638-1705). Beschreibung und Vorstellung des Stück-Schiesssen, welches, auf eines Wol-Edlen... Raths, des Heil. Röm. Reichs-Statt Nürnberg, ergangenen Befelch, im Jahr Christi 1671. den 28. Augusti... vier Tag lang, ... gehalten, und angeordnet worden ... Nuremberg: Christoph Gerhard, 1671.
2o (363 x 246 mm). Woodcut border around title, woodcut initials. 4 engraved double-page plates by JACOB SANDRART and GEORG CHRISTIAN EIMMART. 18th-century marbled wrappers (light wear to spine and edges).
FRIST EDITION with the magnificent plates by SANDRART and EIMMART depicting the four day proceedings of the Nuremberg Gunnery Festival. The plates show the procession of the municipal constable; the gathering mounted and foot soldiers with firearms in the town square; exercises with pistols and muskets; and lastly the exercise of Nuremberg's heavy artillery. BMC/STC 17th century German S-231; see Thieme-Becker X.421.
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