This work has quite some similarities to the books “Architectura civilis” by Joseph Fruttenbach, because both books are about how a church should be built. Both parties contain theoretical aspects and give rational recommendations of the right way of doing these buildings. The authors of these works both were experts in termsd of civil architecture. As for the nationality of the authors, both are German as well and lived in the 17th century. Sizes of the books are also very similar – around A4, so normal sized, but “Architectura civilis” seems to have a bit more pages, which affects the thickness of a book.
As seen, the title of the books are already very similar: “Architectura civilis” and “Theatrum architectura civilis”. A similarity is already in the structure, because each book is divided in bigger chapters or books
. Both works discuss aesthetics of architecture and how stuff should be done. As both books share the word “civilis” it’s obvious that the books share the topic of public architecture and the overall public interest. Both works contain different illustrations, perspectives and views, which are mostly for explanation. Size speaking, both books seem to be in a “normal” size, but differ in thickness. Both books were written in the 17th century.