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Old 19th May 2014, 11:53 AM   #73
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Default The World's Oldest Illustrations of 1410 and 1411, Exactly Depicting MY ARQUEBUS!!!

The first dated 1410, Cod.vind. 34;

the second, a watercolor, dated 1411, in a Kriegsbuch (book on war techinques), Cod.vind. 3039, fol. 38v, also representing the earliest known illustration of a bullet mold;

a third illustration, from the same illuminated manuscript of 1411, fol. 11r, for the first time depicts the use of superimposed loads!

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Michael
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