Comment 1 on Xenotheka_41 (posted 30.03.22): François Blondel – Nouvelle manière de fortifier les places (1686)
When I searched for the terms «military» and «military architecture» I came upon your book. It has similarities to my book «anderer Versuch seiner architect: Wercke bestehend in allerhand Grund-Haupt-Rissen und Profilen unterschiedener Gebäuden» from Johann Rudolph Faesch. In my book there are a lot of illustrations connected to military architecture because the author was an engineer and architect in the military who trained military architects. It served as an instructive and informative book to learn from. “Nouvelle manière de fortifier les places” also has a lot of illustrations in it and served as a kind of guide for military architecture as well. Both authors Francois Blondel and Johann Rudoplh Faesch thus had a role in the military. The difference is that my book was published about 40 years later.
Comment 2 on Argument_42 (posted 17.12.21): Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi – Insignium Romae templorum prospectus exteriores interioresque a celebrioribus architectis inventi (1627-1691)
I found your book when I searched fort he terms «section». Apparently, your book includes very detailed sketches, sections, and floor plans of Roman buildings. My book «anderer Versuch seiner architect: Wercke bestehend in allerhand Grund-Haupt-Rissen und Profilen unterschiedener Gebäuden» from Johann Rudolph Faesch also entails a lot of illustrations of views and sections of buildings. The drawings are very precise just like the ones by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi. The difference between the two is that yours is about ancient roman buildings and mine illustrates buildings in Nürnberg, so the architectures that are illustrated differ a little. Also, your book is 100 years older than mine.