Treatises on Fortification and Practical Geometry

Scope and Content

Uniformly bound volumes, both stamped with the arms of the Arborio family of Savoy.

MS.Add.8906 'Fortification' (c.150pp), on the application of mathematical and geometrical principles to military architecture, with many designs for (theoretical) fortifications. Signed on a flyleaf, 'Me___o Gattinaco'.

MS.Add.8907 'Traitt de la Gometrie Prattique', including trigonometry, planimetry, stereometry, and the geometry of fortifications.

Administrative / Biographical History


Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1992.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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