Abhandlung über die Kriegskunst der Türken, von ihren Märschen, Lägern, Schlachten und Belagerungen etc. [...].
4to. XXXVI, 455, (1) pp. With 5 engraved folding plates and one folding table which extends to pp. 135-138. Contemporary boards with handwritten spine title.
A prominent work on Ottoman military history divided into two parts, the first treating weapons, marches, camps, battles and sieges in general, including the Siege of Vienna in 1683, the second one discussing armed conflicts between the Ottoman and the Holy Roman Empire in Hungary between 1682 and 1739. The engraved plates illustrate the text by exhibiting the line-up of the Ottoman forces as well as their fortifications in various situations, while the table shows the organisation of the army divided into land and naval forces.
With several shelfmark numbers and notes ("Rerum Turcicarum") to front pastedown and flyeaf. Lower inside hinge weakened, binding rubbed, temporary blue boards and first few pages slightly waterstained, otherwise well preserved. Ownership stamps by Hungarian libraries to the title-page and the plates ("M. Kir. Testörség Könyvtára", "M. Némz. Muzeum"). Removed from the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp, dated 1977, to front pastedown.
Seemann 4130. Cf. Apponyi 2489 (1783). Sturminger 158.