Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, FORTMED2015 - International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Western Mediterranean coast

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Postrimerías de un ingeniero de Su Majestad: el testamento de Bautista Antonelli
Margarita-Ana Vázquez-Manassero

Última modificación: 17-07-2015

Resumen


The engineer Bautista Antonelli’s (Gatteo, c.1545 - Madrid, 1616) unpublished testament is a precious document as its terms reveal interesting information about his biographical and professional features. On the one hand, Bautista’s constant and strong professional awareness runs throughout the document due to his own lifelong dedication and his sense of belonging to a family of military engineers. On the other hand, this testament allows an analysis of the links that Bautista kept in the twilight of his life with certain places (Madrid, Gatteo, Alicante and Havana), as well as mapping his relationships with some important personalities of the time such as the engineer Antón Coll or Antonio de Herrera, who was secretary of Vespasian Gonzaga. Summing up, the testament sheds light on the complex figure of Bautista, reveals new biographical and professional aspects and contributes to a better understanding of his poliorceticon work in the Mediterranean and American areas.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/FORTMED2015.2015.1708


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