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Artifices de feu, & divers instruments de guerre--Das ist künstlich Feurwerk und krigs Instrumenta

Illustrated by Joseph Boillot (French, 1560–after 1603), Printer Anton Bertram (German, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Strassburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1064; VD17 3:312613N


Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and ninety-one etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Strassburg: Anton Bertram, 1603) Folio; 96 leaves; original gilt-stamped armorial green vellum binding (green cloth box). BOUND with: 50.6.1-13 and .15 (Hoffmann album)

Illustrations of war implements, cannons, ladders, fireworks, explosives, etc. Title page design is composed of cannons and related implements

Strassburg: Anton Bertram, 1603


Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (1540-1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 12, 1950.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund