The title in “Kurzgefasste Einleitung zur Perspectiv» by Johann Christoph Bischof summarizes the content perfectly. Translated into English the full title is “Brief introduction to perspective: wherein, besides the true foundation of it, it is shown how everything that belongs to the art of building is to be drawn according to optical rules: to which is added a new invention of an instrument by which, in a very easy way, anything and everything, even without knowledge of the rules, can nevertheless be drawn regularly … and an appendix on the preparation and use of colors.”
Hence the book is about an explanation about how the art of building can be broken down to drawing in perspective, as complicated as the art of building may be. Following the title, there’s an introduction to the book, however no table of content. Nevertheless, the book is well structured, not into titles and subtitles but into exercises. Which are directly and well explained underneath the exercise. The book isn’t illustrated during the exercise, except on the very first page. In the end, however, you have numerous illustrations, which appear to be the solutions to the exercises during the book. It appears to be a book in which one learns the art of drawing “regularly” and “in perspective”, it reminds of a manual or textbook. And it isn’t a “regular” book with a story being told, which I think makes this book extremely special. This interpretation is strengthened by the appearance of the book, it’s rather small, light, and very handy, hence it can be carried to wherever one may use it or had used it. There isn’t much to found about the author other than that he had also written two other books about similar topics.