The book“Architectura Navalis” by Joseph Furttenbach is mainly dedicated to marine architecture.
In the beginning, about ten pages are used for an additional introduction to the main book. Some paragraphs are written by other writers after the original text was published. It describes in English, what Furttenbach’s intention was. After the index the main chapter is all about the construction of ships and boats. The topic is described by using long paragraphs, illustrated with drawings, ground plans and sectional views. The second chapter is indicated as “der andere Teil”, what made me come to the conclusion, that it is supplementary to the main part. Basically, it’s a detailed description of a sea battle. The first part is divided in 9 small sections, the second in 11.
The book contains a total of 127 pages, plus 10 pages as an introduction. There are 44 illustrations distributed evenly throughout the book. The measures are 310 x 207 x 47mm (Folio). It weights around 700g.