“Architectura Civilis” von Johann Wilhelm has on his first page an Image of an entrance which is in fase of construction, on the top of the door there is a portrait of, i assume, himself. I see this image as if Johann Wilhelm presents himself, with his portrait, as a helper for the construction.
Then there is a whole pages used as if it were a cover. The title of the book is written in red block letters, and the rest in Gotik with the subtitle in red and the small descriptions in black.
The text is written in Gotik, the first letter of the paragraph or of the title is much bigger, especially at the beginn of the paragraph, where the letter is as big as five lines written. At the top of the pages, when it starts with another chapter, there is a draw, that decorates and that introduce you in the new them. The margins of the pages are more or less one or two centimeters large, and the text is divided in two columns per page, which are separated with a line.
Each image takes the whole page, and between them there is always a white page. At the top-right of the page there is a number for each illustration, in fact there is a index at the beginn of the book with a description. Most of the image are in perspective, and all of them shows how to build something.
The illustration have clearly more space and more importance in this book, that shows us that the book used to be employed as a handbook.