DESCRIPTION: This small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details a xebec (also 'zebec') underway. Xebec's are small vessels similar in size to a frigate and characterized by 2 or 3 lateen sails and a promiment overhanging bow and stern.
This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830)- "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accuracy and detail.
CREATOR: Baugean, Jean-Jerome
PUBLICATION DATE: 1814
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France
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CONDITION: Very Good.
Essentially flawless on creamy wove paper with a prominent platemark and wide margins.