This is one of the sketch-like illustrations from Randle Holme’s Academy of Armory Book III, Chapter 18, Section 8. The whole book and associated MS pages are a very odd and confusing jumble of facts and objects of seventeenth century English life. In this page he includes sketches and descriptions of:

  • Trumpet Marine
  • French oboe
  • Double Curtaile
  • Theorbo lute
  • Poliphant
  • Cornet

Page 207 Poliphant

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