As you read the title you can clearly understand the target of the book, it might be nuanced, as in is this a more historical or practical approach to the thematic but from the ground on it is very clear we are reading a book about military architecture.
The book itself has no table of contents but it is structured in several chapters and at the end it has two alphabets in capital for drawings and tables. The illustrations themselves are very valuable, very frequent and are even after all these years technically immaculate. The numerous illustrations give the reader the ability to really put himself into the various military attachments and soak them up.
It is a very large book, like between A4 and A3 large and some drawings are even folded pages so the book keeps a good thickness of about 10 to 15 cm. Then there is also to take in account that it was reskinned around the year 2000 so it’s unlikely we could know how thick the book was inn the beginning. The thickness of the book highlights very well the quality and the quantity of content that is this 10 kilogram brick of a behemoth.
Andream Cellarium is the name of The author, but it’s also the only thing that you can find on him, I suppose he was some kind of monk since his second name suggests some kind of involvement with rigor (cella in latin) is a cubicle a small room. He probably as so many others like him tried to keep the past manuscripts from wrotting away, grouping and copy them to new paper. Maybe he was especially interested in the military architecture of the centenarian prior to him and wanted the world not to forget how great and ingenious these inventions where.