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De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe
On the Weapon-Handling of Nassau with Shield, Spear, Rapier, and Target
De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe Title.png
Author(s) Aert Meuris (?)
Illustrated by Adam van Breen
Translator(s) Unknown
Dedicated to Maurice of Nassau
Place of Origin The Hague, Netherlands
Language
Genre(s) Drill manual
Publisher Aert Meuris
Publication Date 1618, 1625
Pages 118
Concordance by Michael Chidester

De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe ("On the Weapon-Handling of Nassau with Shield, Spear, Rapier, and Target") is a Dutch drill manual illustrated by Adam van Breen and printed in 1618. The authorship of the text is unknown.

Publication History

De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe was first published in 1618 in the Hague, Netherlands. Noted artist Adam van Breen provided the artwork, but the author of the text is unknown, as is the original language of the treatise—editions in Dutch, French, and German all survive from that year.

An English edition was produced in 1625 under the title Mars his Feild or The Exercise of Armes, printed in London by Roger Daniell. This was an anonymous, abridged translation and contained no introduction; unlike the prior editions, it appears to have been hand-written onto the illustrated pages.

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