Title: Artis Magnae Artilleriae, pars prima.
Title in English: The Great Art of Artillery, Part One.
Published: Apud Ioannem Ianssonium, Amsterodami, 1650.
Format: folio (30.2 x 19.8 cm).
Binding: contemporary calf binding.
First edition of this ‘volume difficile a trouver’ (Brunet). This record of the arms history, which for over two centuries was used in Europe as a basic artillery manual, was meant to have second part, but the author died soon after publishing the first one. The present edition was quickly followed by a French (1651) and then a German (1676) and an English translations (1726).
Provenance: Bessinge (shelf paper label on the upper pastedown).
Reference: Brunet V, 377. [ref: 86053].