Della Fortificatione della Città was written by Girolamo Maggi and was published in Venice in 1563. The general subject of the book is fortification. It examines, with the help of many illustrations, the multitude of details surrounding fortification planning and gives examples of different city fortifications. Doors, striker positions, corners, and walls are a few of the many details addressed in the work.
Della Fortificatione della Città is divided into three books/parts with multiple chapters in each part. Book 1 is about the origins, causes, and end of cities and edifices; it contains 15 chapters. The second book has 33 chapters and provides more-specific examples than those provided in Book 1. This part also examines specific cases of city fortifications in antiquity. Book 3 contains 25 chapters, many of which explore the foundations of fortifications and the role of water in the planning of fortifications.
Della Fortificatione della Città is 37 cm long, 25 cm wide, and 2 cm in breadth; it classifies as “folio” in accordance to the traditional standard book sizes.
The book has a total of 137 pages and 139 illustrations.