Monday, October 24, 2011

Feuerwerksbuch

15th Century Artillery Book


Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ d



crossbow on gun carriage



multi-cannon medieval array on gun carriage



medieval cannons on gun carriage



Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ v



Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ u



Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ e



Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ f



lit medieval bomb



hand-drawn sketch of spherical medieval bomb



medieval extensible ladder



Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ b



Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ g



grappling hooks




Feuerwerksbuch - Martin Merz 1450+ o



medieval castle and fort


"1475 – Martin Merz was a gun-master in the service of Frederick I, the victorious, Elector Palatinate. 1469 he was the supreme canon master of Frederick’s army. He remained in the service of the Frederick’s successor Philip the Upright, Elector Palatine of the Rhine. He created his Feuerwerksbuch around 1460-1480 (Munich, BSB Cgm 599). [SOURCE]"

1 comment :

bowsprite said...

incredible! right down to the grain of the wood and the nails! wow.

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