Cataneo, Girolamo
De Tournes, Jean (translator)

Title Le capitaine...
Imprint Lyon, J. Roussin, 1593
Localisation Besançon, Bibliothèque municipale, 238466
Subject Military architecture


     While Jean II de Tournes went into exile in November, 1585, his colleague from Lyon Jacques Roussin reprinted Le capitaine by Girolamo Cataneo in 1593. The edition comprises all the introductory pieces (Cataneo’s “Foreward” and the translator’s address were inverted), except for the 1574 privilege awarded to his predecessor for twelve years. Jean de Tournes’ dedication was signed this time with his initials alone (I.D.T.). The three folding leaves on camp topographies were inserted in their place between pages 146 and 147.

Frédérique Lemerle (Centre national de la recherche scientifique,
Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours) – 2012

Critical bibliography

M. D. Pollak, Military Architecture, Cartography and the Representation of the Early Modern European City, A Checklist of Treatises on Fortification in the Newberry Library, Chicago, Newberry Library, 1991, n° 7.