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Furttenbach [Furtenbach], Joseph, the elder.
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Ulm [Augsburg?]: [Hans Schultes,the younger?] for Joseph Furttenbach, 1663. Furttenbach (1591-1667), born in Ulm, studied military architecture and engineering in Italy. Returning to Ulm, he had various high positions in the government especially in military fortifications of the city during the 30 Years War. He was a mathematician, chemist, businessman, builder of ships, bridges, and organs. He wrote numerous treatises on fireworks, military architecture, mathematics, ship building, theatre design etc.[This work is] ĎA German compendium of the mathematical arts, with a strong emphasis on practical and mechanical matters. Furtenbach published texts on many individual topics, especially on various aspects of architecture, from civil to military to 'universal architecture'. In this larger work he referred back constantly to his prior publications, treating his text as a summation and synthesis of his earlier concerns. The arts of war figure prominently, through the discussion not just of fortresses on land but also of the fortification of islands. Furtenbach also considers naval architecture, gunnery and 'fireworks', in addition to many other mathematical arts such as astronomy, geography, perspective and navigation.Ë [The Geometry of War 1500-1750, on-line catalogue of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford]Our copy has a cancel title-page with Ulm instead of Augsburg as the place of publication. It is apparently a rare variant and not listed in the VD 17 and only one other copy located in KVK in a German institution [SWB]. As our issue is virtually uncatalogued, we do not know if the portrait was ever issued with this edition or, equally, the occasionally reported leaf of corrections. First Edition.
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