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Author Capitaine Jacques Collombon
From a private collection. A unique and extensively illustrated copy of a militairy treaty by Jacques COLLOMBON. 'Traité de l'exercice militaire, Lyon, Pierre Anard, 1650'. A portrait engraving of the author (aged 40 at the time) on the verso side of the title page. In the book the author covers a variety of military related subjects. Noteworthy Collombon illustrates various battalion formations using repetitive capital letters together with graphic elements. A simple but effective example of early infographics. Published by Pierre Anard, Lyon, 1650. 120 pages. closed 11 x 17 cm. Good condition.
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