Collection:Jacob De GHeyn

Jacob de GHeyn II


Jacob de Gheyn II


Dutch Riflemen - Musketeers or Fusiliers


Manuel on how to use the arquebus, the forerunner of the musket or rifle.

Early 17th Century Handcolored Engravings from the most influential military manual of the 17th Century, The Exersize of Arms.

Waffenhandlung von den Roren, Musquetien, undt Spiessen

(Published in Amsterdam by Robbert de Baudous in 1608)


Original copperplate engravings with beautiful handcoloring.


Jacob de Gheyn II
(also Jacques de Gheyn II)

(1565 Antwerp - 1629 The Hague) was a Dutch painter and engraver.


The 17th century military manual The Exercise of Armes from which these engravings come is his best known work.


De Gheyn was first trained by his father, Jacob de Gheyn I, a glass painter, engraver, and draftsman, and later studied under the great Dutch master Hendrik Goltzius.




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