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1784-98 Complete collection of 15 Swiss large folio Military Broadsides Handbook

1784-98 Complete collection of 15 Swiss large folio Military Broadsides Handbook

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Sammlung derjenigen Final-Exercitien welche von der militärischen Gesellschaft in Zürich theils durch sich selbst, theils mit freywilligen Zuzügern ab der Landschaft vollführt worden / herausgegeben von der militärischen Gesellschaft auf das neue Jahr 1784. Kupfertitel u. 14 Kupfertafeln. 

Zürich : herausgegeben von der Militärischen Gesellschaft in Zürich auf das neue Jahr 1784-1798.

Bound in gatherings. A few leaves a little loose.

Rohr S. 59ff; Lipperheide Qf 2; Hiler S. 775; Colas 2636; Lonchamp 2603. 

Complete collection of the Zurich New Year's Broadsides from 1784 to 1798 [The Final Exercises ...]. So completely very rare. 

"Zurich's second military company at that time set itself the task of training a powerful basic troop through regular exercises. The revolutionary year 1798 brought the sequence to a standstill in connection with military operations. They partly provide information about the appearance of individual parts of the city and the surrounding landscapes at the time. With engraved verses and explanations. " (Pipe). The sheets in large folio were used for technical artillery training.

The full set make up a most detailed and decorative military handbook together with a beautiful engraved title showing marine manoeuvres on Lake Zurich.

The following cities are shown among the rare views: Zurich, Oberhof, Blatten, Kumlang, Seebach, Glattbrugg, Sihl, Wollishofen, Leimbach, Ottenbach, Aarbrugg, Schwamendingen, Wallisellen, Opfikon, Affoltern.

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