The preface of the book is alphabetically organised to help search for the right topic. Further on the headings of the literature are organised by numbered books depending on the geographical happenings such as wars, e.g.: „First – Eighth Book: Comments on French War, Fist – Third Book: Comments on Civil War, Book: Comments on Alexandrian War, Book: Comments on African War“.
As the book itself is of an overly older version (1575), it`s margins are enlisted from the edge of the page and the small font type appears almost handwritten as it has curved letters.
Throughout the book, double paged engravings and line drawings accompany the text every other page ( 500 pages, of which 40 are illustrations) as they help illustrate a happening from a bird’s eye view. This includes formations of troops as well as city plans and canals. Every image is accompanied by a legend in alphabetical order which explains the objects drawn on the map.
In comparison, the illustrations do not occupy as much space as the text because the book is organised as such to help the reader understand the perception of history, making it an academic study of Andrea Palladio with reference to Julius Caesar’s commentaries.