The text in the book „Architectura Navalis“ by Joseph Furttenbach is organised in a single column on each page. Normally the whole column is formatted as justified. There are exceptions, where the words are nestled around pictures and drawings. On the sides, as well as on top and at the bottom, there is a margin of around 3cm. The letters are in an old gothic style and approximately 20pt in size. The first letter of a paragraph and general titles are notably written in a bigger font size.
Mostly in the first part of the book, one could find a great number of sectional drawings. All of them are highly detailed and show all kind of measurements. Seldom there are double-sided drawings, which show realistic perspectives or again sectional drawings, but now of ships as a whole. In the second and last part of the book, two double-sided schematic drawings of the described naval battle are placed in between the text.Some of the bigger drawings span over two pages, others are foldout spreads. The smaller drawings are all embedded in the text. None of the drawings are numbered, neither do they show a caption.
In the main part of the book, the importance of text and drawings are evenly divided. Drawings help the reader to fully understand the text, so does the text to get most out of the drawings. One would not work without the other. In the last part, the images add information to the text, but are not of big importance.
As for the main part, the book can be used as a reference on how to build a ship. The last part does have more of an educational purpose, such as for academic studies into naval history.