The book is organised into volumes, parts, chapters and sub-chapters, which either are numbered or have a descriptive word as a title. The first volume carries the name of the book while the second volume is titled: L’art de la guerre“. Both volumes are divided into two parts and cover the topic of fortification. There is a table of contents for each volume. Each part consists of multiple chapters, sometimes short, sometimes rather long. If the chapters are long, they are divided into subchapters, which are either carry a descriptive word as a title or they are numbered. There is a total number of 38 illustrations, which are located in the back of the book and serve as a sort of look-up table. The images are referenced in the chapter and one is prompted to go look at them in the back. The book has 510 pages including the bastard title and end-pages. The dimensions of the book are 30x24x7 cm and it weighs 2300g. The first chapter of each part and volume begins with an ornamented large first letter of the first word. Occasionally, pages are embellished with graphic elements. They enhance the reading experience by visually separating chapters. Furthermore, the book contains lists and statistics.