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Review of '"Liber instrumentorum iconographicus": Ein illustriertes Maschinenbuch

By Amelia Carolina Sparavigna


Introduction and discussion of a new German edition of the Bellicorum Instrumentorum Libri cum figuris et fictitijs literis conscriptus, Monaco di Baviera, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. Icon. 242. This manuscript is the machine book of Giovanni Fontana. Fontana describes siege engines and inventions such as a magic lantern and a rocket-propelled device

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1017/S0038713414003108
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