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303Coming Soon!DetailsRigaud, Jacques 
Feste des Galeres dans le Port de Marseille
Rigaud, Jacques
$420.00Rigaud--JacquesFeste-des-Galeres-dans-le-Port-de-MarseilleBeautiful early 18th century antique copperplate engraving of the Feste des Galeres (Galère, Fr.) (Galley Festival) held annually in Marseilles, France which was the home port of the galley corps during the reign of Louis XIV and Louis XV. At the time the engraving was produced the galley corps was in decline but the pomp and grandeur continued. The print shows several dozen galleys, moored stern-first as is the custom in that area, firing a trbute from cannon. The work is full of minute details of the festivities on shore among the onlookers and participants. <BR> </BR> Jacques Rigaud (1680-1754) was a French draftsman, artist, and engraver who worked for a time at the Arsenal in Marseille, home to the galley fleet. His first known work is "The View from the Fortress of Toulon" published in 1707. Rigaud was in Marseille during the great plague of 1720 and is well known for his prints of that event as well as for his series of engravings of the royal houses of France. Plate 3.
425Coming Soon!DetailsGudin, Baron Theodore 
D'Espineville de Harfleur brule une flotte Hollandaise
Gudin, Baron Theodore
$90.00Gudin--Baron-TheodoreD-Espineville-de-Harfleur-brule-une-flotte-HollandaiseThis engraving depicts a battle in 1555 between twenty-two Dutch warships and twenty-five French off Dover in the English channel. During the battle five French vessels were set on fire. French crews jumped overboard and swam to the nearest vessel for safety, whether friend or foe. The Dutch recovered so many French sailors that it was impossible to guard them thoroughly, the result of which was that the rescued French sailors overpowered and captured five Dutch vessels and brought them as prizes to Dieppe. In all, 1000 Dutch and 400 French sailors are thought to have perished (although Dutch sources disagree). The French Admiral, d'Espineville was one of the casualties. <BR> </BR> This fine work from the original 19th century plate, is a 20th century reprint from the Louvre of an etching and engraving on steel plate by Chavane. Subject matter is based on a painting by French Marine Painter Baron Theodore Gudin (1802-1880 ) in 1839. <BR> </BR> With the circular embossed stamp of "Chalcographie Musee National du Louvre". La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper.
1002Coming Soon!DetailsSébille, Albert 
Normandie cutaway deck plan
Sébille, Albert
$140.00Sébille--AlbertNormandie-cutaway-deck-planFolding cutaway drawing or longitudinal deck plan for French Line ship Normandie (1935-1940). Built for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique in 1935, the Normandie was the fastest passenger ship of that era, and many consider her to be the greatest of all ocean liners. In 1942 the Normandie sank at Pier 88 in the Hudson River. This folded plan was printed by Albert Sebille.
123Coming Soon!DetailsBraun and Hogenberg1598
Caletum
Braun and Hogenberg
1598
$850.00Braun-and-HogenbergCaletumA decorative antique view / plan of Callais, France by Braun and Hogenberg. The engraving records a brief moment in history 1596 - 1598 during which Callais was taken from the French and occupied by Spain. This was a tumultous time, less than a decade after the failed "invincible armada" in which Spain attempted to invade and occupy England. Shown in the foreground near the landward drawbridge are two Spanish soldiers- a pikeman and an arquebusier. The depiction of Dover, England at the far top of the engraving is a reminder of Callais' strategic position on the English Channel.
171Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1600
Des Dieux
Anonymous
1600
$50.00AnonymousDes-DieuxFanciful antique woodblock engraving of a small galley. French text at bottom and verso. Vines cover the mast, oars and rudder and several lions are seen on deck while in the foreground two sea creatures swim menacingly. Ca 1600. Unknown origin. Page 543.
656Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Carte de l'Isle de Oleron
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$160.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasCarte-de-l-Isle-de-OleronSmall, attractive map of the island of Oleron in the Bay of Biscay in Western France, just off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Oleron is France's second largest island, after Corsica. <br></br> Shows a great deal of interior detail as small as individual buildings, churches, windmills, and gardens. This map is a variant similar to but substantially different from the version published by Tassin in "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" . This more scarce version contains a compass rose, the cartouche appears at bottom right, and the ships and interior island details are different. <br></br> Published by Tavernier in one of the many small-sized atlases created by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's works contain topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Plate 30.
660Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$475.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasCartes-Generale-et-Particulieres-de-toutes-le-costes-de-FranceExtraordinary engraved and very scarce 13" x 9" sea-atlas title page by French cartographer Christophe Nicholas Tassin. Contains scrollwork, angels, garlands, and a flat frog-like creature. A beautiful example of 17th century copperplate engraved art. This title page is not from the common series of town views in pocket atlas format published by Tassin. <br></br> This title page is from the earliest sea atlas published in France ( 1634 ) by Christophe Tassin. That atlas of 32 plates depicts hydrographic and topographic details of the French coast. <br></br> See this site for charts in Tassin's rare atlas: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77100033. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads: "Par Sieur Tassin Geographe ordinaire de ca Majeste. Par Privilege du Roy." Tassin's background was as a military engineer. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces. <br></br> Published in Paris by Chez Melchior Tavernier, en l’isle du Palais, vis à vis la quay de la Megisserie.
739Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Antique Chart of the Basque Guyenne and Biscay Coasts
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$400.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-Chart-of-the-Basque-Guyenne-and-Biscay-CoastsAntique engraved and very scarce 380 year-old chart of the Basque Region (coastal areas of Spain and France directly north of the Pyrenees mountains) by French cartographer Christophe Nicholas Tassin. The chart was published in 1634 as part of Tassin's "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France Tant de la Mer Oceane que Mediterranee"... Coverage includes the "Coste de Guyenne" (archaic name for the Aquitane region of France) with Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Biarritz ,and Bayonne, France. In Spain, San Sebastien, Pasaia (le Pasage), Hondarribia (Funtarabie) on the Biscayan Coast. <br></br> This rare antique chart is not from the common series of town views in pocket atlas format published by Tassin but from the earliest atlas of charts specifically of coastal areas published by Tassin in France ca. 1634. Contains a beautifully desgned and intricately engraved compass rose with sixteen points. Surrounded by small sailing vessels and a fantastical sea monster. <br></br> See <a href="http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77100033. " target="_blank">this page</a> at the Bibliotheque national de France for all the maps in Tassin's scare coastal atlas. <br></br> Nicholas Tassin's background was as a military engineer and his works often show militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces. <br></br> Published in Paris by Chez Melchior Tavernier, en l’isle du Palais, vis à vis la quay de la Megisserie.
1205Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Antique coastal map of the Captainerie de Agde and Coast of Languedoc
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$480.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-coastal-map-of-the-Captainerie-de-Agde-and-Coast-of-LanguedocScarce antique engraved, 380 year-old map of the <b>Languedoc</b> region (coastal areas of France including the Camargue with villages of Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, and La Motte) by French cartographer Christophe Nicholas Tassin. Contains a beautifully desgned and intricately engraved compass rose with 32 points. Decorated with small sailing vessels (including a galley) and a <b>fantastical sea monster</b>. Scrollwork distance scale in French lieues. <br></br> This rare antique map is not from the common series of town views in pocket atlas format published by Tassin but from the earliest atlas of charts specifically of coastal areas published by Tassin in France ca. 1634: "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France Tant de la Mer Oceane que Mediterranee"... <br></br> See <a href="http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77100033. " target="_blank">this page</a> at the Bibliotheque national de France for all the maps in Tassin's scare coastal atlas. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads: "Par Sieur Tassin Geographe ordinaire de ca Majeste. Par Privilege du Roy." Tassin's background was as a military engineer and his works often show militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces. <br></br> Published in Paris by Chez Melchior Tavernier, en l’isle du Palais, vis à vis la quay de la Megisserie.
983Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Antique map of the Calais, France environs by Tassin
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$110.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-map-of-the-Calais--France-environs-by-TassinAntique map by Nicolas Tassin of the vicinity around Calais, France on the English Channel. Key features include the towns of Calais and Ardres and the Riviere de Graveline. The map is dotted with numerous smaller villages. Sailing ships cruise offshore, a typical decorative feature of Tassin's maps. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
999Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Antique title page for Dauphiné province in France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$95.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-title-page-for-Dauphiné-province-in-FranceExtremely decorative hand-colored, engraved sectional title page for Tassin's small atlas of French towns. This example is for the chapter containing the province of Dauphiné, in southeastern France. This title page with its scrollwork cartouche is topped with a whimical insect head. A fine example of 17th century engraving craftsmanship and artistry. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
141Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Fort de Brigancon
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$195.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasFort-de-BriganconScarce antique island map by Christophe N. Tassin from 1636. Depicts the Fort of Bregancon near Toulon which is the official retreat for the President of France. The island today looks very much the same as this coperplate engraved view created more than 360 years ago . <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
149Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Tour de Corduan
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$375.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasTour-de-CorduanExtremely scarce antique view of the lighthouse "Tower of Corduan" ca. 1636 after an earlier work by Claude Châtillon in 1612. The "Tour de Corduan" is the oldest lighthouse in France and one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. The structure was completed in 1611, more than 35 years after its intial design by Louis de Foix. <br></br> Sometimes called the King of Lighthouses because of its large size and extravagant construction details, Le Phare Corduan marks the entrance to the Gironde river near Royan, France. As is common with Tassin engravings numerous sailing vessels are shown offshore the lighthouse, with one firing a blast from its cannon. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
152Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Calais
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$110.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasCalaisAntique engraved view of the town and harbor of Calais, France by the author of an atlas on French towns and villages- Christophe Nicolas Tassin. This small copperplate engraving focuses on the nearby area surrounding the town of Calais, its fortifications, and hydraulic plan. With a decorative title cartouche of two sea serpents. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
1132Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1638
Scarce antique chart of the coast of Provence, France near Toulon
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1638
$800.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasScarce-antique-chart-of-the-coast-of-Provence--France-near-ToulonA strikingly attractive antique French map of the coast of Provence in the south of France on the Mediterranean Sea. This old map by Christophe Nicholas Tassin is decorated with a huge fantastical title cartouche, sea serpent, sailing vessels, and a large decorative compass rose. <br></br> Coverage extends from La Ciotat, past Toulon, La Seyne, Hyeres ("Hieres"), and ends in the east near the island of Brigancon. Key features include the Tour de Gapeau, the Îles d'Hyères with Porquerolles, Cap de Sepet, and the Saint-Baume ("Montagne de la St. Baulme"). Numerous small villages are noted including: Nans, Rogiers ("Rougiers"), Tourves ("Tourbes"), Saint-Maximin, St. Marguerite, and Bourmes. <br></br> A very early map from Tassin who authored the first atlas of the French coast "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" in 1634 <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Tassin--Christophe-Nicholas/Title/Cartes-Generale-et-Particulieres-de-toutes-le-costes-de-France/660" target="_blank">(see title page)</a> but this map later at least from 1638 or later and not from the coastal atlas as the sheet size does not match the atlas. <br></br> Apparently a second state of the center sheet of a separately published three-sheet map "Carte particuliere des costes de Provence et Languedoc". This state without the date and the attribution to Tassin in the title cartouche. <br></br> Tassin's background was as a military engineer. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces.
600Coming Soon!DetailsJansson, Jan1657
Het Eylandt Corsica
Jansson, Jan
1657
$275.00Jansson--JanHet-Eylandt-CorsicaAntique Dutch map of the French island of Corsica ( Corse ), in the Mediterranean Sea from ca. 1657 by Jan Jansson. Jansson (1588-1664) was a Dutch publisher and map maker from Amsterdam. <br></br> This nautical map is an original antique, over 350 years old and is oriented with North to the left. Prominent coastal details that are featured include: San Bonifacio strait, Golfo S. Fiorenzo, Golfo de Genarca, Golfo Aiazzo, Gollfo de Talabo, and at the far West, Capo Corsa. <br></br> On a folio-sized page with Dutch text on both the recto and verso related to the geography of that island. <br></br> Page 21.
621Coming Soon!DetailsArnaves, J.1683
Naval Architecture- Pieces of an First Rate French Warship circa 1683
Arnaves, J.
1683
$1,100.00Arnaves--J-Naval-Architecture--Pieces-of-an-First-Rate-French-Warship-circa-1683Highly interesting and rare graphical parts diagram of all the pieces used in the construction of a French first-rate ship-of-the line, including structural members. This is an antique original copperplate engraved print dated within to 1683. Attribution at bottom left is to the creator "J. Arnave fec(it)" but the original inspiration for the work is attributed within an inset to Francois Coullomb: "Faict a Toulon dans lescolle de la construction par Francois Coullomb Fitz avec permission 1683." <br></br> The original usage of the diagram by Coullomb was as a large wall chart for students at the royal shipyard at Toulon, France. Includes ( in French ) the name, count, and size of each piece. The pieces shown include frames, longitudinals, knees, bitts, grates, masts, capstans, ladders, cannon, anchors, rudder, and numerous decorative trim. <br></br> This work was probably bound into a copy of Henri Sbonski de Passebon's "Plan de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer avec leurs Proportions" a volume of engravings dedicated to late 17th century nautical architecture. <br></br> Published from Toulon, France, the home to the regular French naval forces ( Vaisseaux ).
988Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1684
Plan of Dunkirk, France by Mallet
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1684
$60.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonPlan-of-Dunkirk--France-by-MalletSmall antique hand-colored plan of Dunkirk / Dunkerque, France. The plan shows the town with moats and surrounded by at least three walls. At the port Mallet shows several ships entering from offshore. <br></br> From "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre " in 3 volumes. Paris, 1684. Figure LXVII . French text on verso. Page 213.
619Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Antique 17th Century Cutaway View of French Admiral's Flagship
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$750.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonAntique-17th-Century-Cutaway-View-of-French-Admiral-s-FlagshipAntique and scarce 1690 cutaway architectural view of a French Admiral's flagship of 104 cannons. Bernard Quaritch's Catalog No. 229. <sup>1 </sup> attributes the engraving's design to French galley Captain Henri Sbonski de Passebon and the engraving to Claude Randon in de Passebon's "Plans de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer avec leurs Proportions". <br></br> This highly detailed plate is one of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings in that work which included a similar cutaway of a oared galley. Engraved by Claude Randon, the volume of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<br></br> <sup>1 </sup> Quaritch, Bernard. "Catalogue of Works on the Fine Arts offered at the net prices affixed, By Bernard Quaritch." London, 1904. http://books.google.com/books?id=i0tFAAAAYAAJ&dq.
321Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Galere a la voille portant l'Estendart de chef d'Escadre
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,275.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonGalere-a-la-voille-portant-l-Estendart-de-chef-d-EscadreThis rare and decorative antique copper-plate engraving depicts an ordinary French galley (galère, Fr.) under sail in the Mediterranean, the cookstove billowing white smoke slightly aft of midships on the port side.<BR> </BR> "Galere a la voille portant l'Estendart de chef d'Escadre" (Galley under sail with the banner of the squadron leader) is one of a series of 17 folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates ("Plan de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer et ses proportions") was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> Sbonski de Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these antique plates were engraved. His close affiliation with the galley corps resulted in highly detailed renderings that capture the technical flavor of early 18th centry seafaring along with the beauty of the nearby Mediterranean shoreline. Within 50 years of the publication of these plates the French Corps des Galeres was disbanded as the galley was no longer a cost-effective means of projecting power.<BR> </BR> Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <BR> </BR> Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <BR> </BR> Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul" <BR> </BR> This plate has been professionally restored, neutralized, and colored and contains wider margins that those shown.<BR> </BR>
305Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
La galere Patronne a la rame
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$1,100.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonLa-galere-Patronne-a-la-rame"La galere (galère, Fr.) patronne a la rame" is one of a series of 17 antique folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. This print was engraved by Claude Randon, as part of a volume of nautical architecture plates first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawing from which this antique print was engraved. Therefore this plate, drawn from first-hand observation, is perhaps the best record of the Patronne available. There was only one Patronne in the Galley Corps, typically reserved for the Lieutenant General des Galeres and the Patronne was second in prominence and beauty only to the royal galley, the Reale.<BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
306Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Coupe d'une galere avec ses proportions
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$800.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonCoupe-d-une-galere-avec-ses-proportions"Coupe d'une galere avec ses proportions" is one of a series of 17 antique folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Scarce cutaway print of a standard late 17th century French galley (galère, Fr.) with a detailed legend of parts (in French). Below the galley is a representation of the keel-form at the shipyard on which the keel was apparently built up. <BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> Engraved by Barthelemy Chasse the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV. This is the only plate in the volume engraved by Chasse. All other plates were engraved by Claude randon. <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
307Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Flute vaisseau de charge a la voile
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,200.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonFlute-vaisseau-de-charge-a-la-voile"Flute vaisseau de charge a la voile" is one of a series of 17 antique folio-sized copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> A flute ( fluyt ; pronounced 'flight') was typically a cargo-carrying vessel of about 80 feet in length and displaced between 200 - 300 tons.<br></br> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluyt"> According to Wikipedia the fluyt </a> was one of the keys to Dutch commercial competitiveness in the 17th century as it: <i>"... was designed to facilitate transoceanic delivery with the maximum of space and crew efficiency. Unlike rivals, it was not built for conversion in wartime to a warship, so it was cheaper to build and carried twice the cargo, and could be handled by a smaller crew. Construction by specialized shipyards using new tools made it half the cost of rival ships. The factors combined to sharply lower the cost of transportation for Dutch merchants, giving them a major competitive advantage."</i> <br></br> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
308Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Galeasse a la voile
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$5,000.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonGaleasse-a-la-voileAntique engraved print titled "Galeasse a la voile" depicts a Venetian galeazza (galeasse) under full sail. We know the vessel is from Venice, Italy because under close inspection one can see the faint outline of the Lion of St. Marks on the flag at the very top of the main mast. A galeasse is a larger vessel than a galley (galère, Fr.) typically powered by 3 lateen-rigged sails as well as oars. <BR> </BR> This highly detailed plate is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the volume of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
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Galiote a bombe
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,400.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonGaliote-a-bombe'Galiote a bombe' or 'bomb galiote' is an antique folio-sized copperplate engraving created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. This original antique engraving is the earliest readily available rendering of a bomb vessel. No doubt de Passebon was intimately familiar with this type ship- he is reported to have participated in the French bombardment of Genoa in 1684. Engraved by Claude Randon, this example is one of 17 ship engravings in a collection of nautical architecture plates first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV. <BR> </BR> A 'Bomb Vessel' or 'Bomb Ketch' was typically 60 to 70 feet long and drew 8 or 9 feet of water. This relatively shallow draft would have enabled the vessels to approach closer to their target, One authoritative source defines 'Bomb Vessel' : as <div class="indenttextblock">"a ship of the old sailing navies armed with one or occasionally two, heavy howitzers or mortars and used for bombarding places ashore. Mostly the mortars were fitted in ketches either specially built or converted into such from a small three-masted vessel by the removal of her foremast to provide a good deck space forward for the mortars. When employed in bombardment, bomb vessels were moored in position with springs on their cables so that the ships themselves were trained for the mortars to fire on the desired bearing."(Oxford Companion to Ships and The Sea, Peter Kemp, ed. Oxford University Press. London, 1976, p. 93.)</div>In this example it can be seen clearly that the foremast had been removed as described above.<br></br> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved.
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La galere reale a la fonde
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$1,400.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonLa-galere-reale-a-la-fonde"La galere reale a la fonde" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley (galère, Fr.) service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
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Polacre a la voille
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$2,500.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonPolacre-a-la-voille"Polacre a la voille" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a><BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
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Saique batiment dont les Turcs
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$1,600.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonSaique-batiment-dont-les-Turcs"Saique batiment dont les Turcs" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of antique nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> According to Wikipedia- "A <a rel="nofollow" href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%AFque">caïque</a> (Greek: καΐκι, kaiki, from Turkish: kayık ) is the term for a traditional fishing boat usually found among the waters of the Ionian or Aegean Sea, and also a light skiff used on the Bosporus." <BR> </BR> <a rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View all Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
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Vaisseau du troiseme rang a la voille
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690
$4,950.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonVaisseau-du-troiseme-rang-a-la-voille"Vaisseau du troiseme rang a la voille" is one of a series of 17 folio-sized antique copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, the collection of nautical architecture plates was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> <br>Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <br>Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <br>Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
128Coming Soon!DetailsChatelain, Henry1695
Gouvernement Militaire de France
Chatelain, Henry
1695
$165.00Chatelain--HenryGouvernement-Militaire-de-FranceFolio-size antique copperplate engraving on chain-laid paper by Chatelain that records the state of France's land and naval forces in 1695. Contains detailed textual information on the finances and disposition of France's military not found elsewhere and a wealth of images related to those sea forces. Includes views of major naval ports, weapons, emblems, and flags associated with both the regular navy and the galley corps. <BR> </BR> There was considerable inter-service rivalry between the sailing navy (vaisseaux) and the galley corps (galeres) of which there were then 40 vessels. The lower left quadrant contains a breakdown by type of the total 665 vaisseaux then in service. The lower right quadrant is dedicated solely to the galley corps, which was then near the peak of its power, listing the number of officers of each rank and the count of each galley type- for instance 1 Galere Reale (Royal Galley, the premier vessel). From the information provided by Chatelain we learn that 6 galleys would have been stationed outside the Mediterranean or Levant: 2 each in Bordeaux, St Malo, and Dunkirk. <BR> </BR> Less than 30 years after this engraving was published the Corps des Galeres was disbanded (1748), not able to compete against larger, better armed ships of the line. This sheet provides detailed historical background for collectors of <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Michelot and Bremond</a> charts which were created during the period represented by this plate. Plate 28.
618Coming Soon!DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1697
Chart of the Coast of Languedoc and Provence
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1697
$950.00Coronelli--VincenzoChart-of-the-Coast-of-Languedoc-and-ProvenceAntique nautical chart with original hand color covering the southern Mediterranean coast of France including the provinces of Languedoc and Provence. Coverage of this original antique chart includes numerous towns along southern France's Mediterranean coast, including the Cote d'Azure, Monaco, and the western coast of Corsica. Towns noted include Palamos, Roses, Agde, Marseilles, Toulon, Antibe, Freuil, and many more. From the scarce Isolario ( island book ) of Vincenzo Coronelli ca. 1697. <br></br> Verso with Italian text on two pages and includes two inset views- the first of the town of Avignon, France along the Rhone river, titled "Avignone Già Seggio de Sommi Pontefici". The second inset view, titled "Isole di Ionquieres e Torre di Buc Nel Canale di Martegues" shows the area near the Canal de Martigues in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, nicknamed "The Venice of Provence" because of its canals and maritime features.
315Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1698
Nouvelle carte marine croissante en degres d'une partie des cotes maritime de Bretagne
van Keulen, Gerard
1698
$375.00van-Keulen--GerardNouvelle-carte-marine-croissante-en-degres-d-une-partie-des-cotes-maritime-de-BretagneAntique nautical chart of Brittany (Bretagne) from 1698 by Gerard van Keulen, well known Dutch chart maker. Coverage is centered on the coastline, estuary and rivers near Morlaix, France. Goulven, St. Paul de Leon, and Lanion are among the largest towns depicted. Chart contains picturesque details that would have been useful to coastal navigators including villages, churches, windmills, offshore rocks and islands (Les Seit Isles; roche blanche) and navigational aids. Chart is set on a series of rhumb lines with two decorative compass roses.
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Plan des environs de Dunkerque et Mardick
Anonymous
1716
$175.00AnonymousPlan-des-environs-de-Dunkerque-et-MardickThis antique French map on watermarked, chain-laid paper depicts the environs of Mardick and Dunkirk within 3 years after the demolition of the Dunkirk harbor in 1714. <BR> </BR> At the end of the War of Spanish Succession England agreed to turn over Dunkirk, which it captured in 1708, to the French. In order to prevent the port's usage as a base for privateers and sea raiders the English demolished the habor and city walls. This map depicts the French's quick response to the demolition- a new canal near Mardick that re-connected Dunkirk's harbor to the sea.
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Nouvelle Carte De Cotes De Catalogne, Roussillon, Languedoc, Provence
Michelot and Bremond
1718
$1,500.00Michelot-and-BremondNouvelle-Carte-De-Cotes-De-Catalogne--Roussillon--Languedoc--ProvenceOriginal antique engraved nautical chart from 1718. Left half of a double-width chart of the Northwestern Mediterranean sea titled: <br> <i>"Nouvelle Carte De Cotes De Catalogne, Roussillon, Languedoc, Provence, D'Italie et Partie De L'Isle De Corce dediee a Monseigneur le Chevalier d'Orleans General de Galeres de France par ses tres Humbles Serviteurs Michelot Hydrographe et Pilot de Galeres du Roy et Bremond Hydrographe du Roy et de la Ville" </i> Dated within an elaborate title cartouche at 1718. <br></br> Inset port/ harbor plans include: <br> "Plan du Port de Cette en Languedoc" <br> "Plan du Port de Cadeques en Catalogne" <br></br> This antique nautical chart was produced ca. 1727 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>. <BR> </BR> Possibly a later impression as the chart has a small line near bottom left that appears to be the result of a cracked engraving plate. Published by Laurens Bremond from Marseilles, France.
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Plan de la Baye et Rades de Marseille (small scale)
Michelot and Bremond
1720
$1,875.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Baye-et-Rades-de-Marseille-(small-scale)Antique nautical chart of the Bay of Marseilles, France. Drawn by <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henri Michelot</a>, pilot of the royal galley for Louis XIV and XV. This large antique sea chart of the Bay of Marseilles would have been useful to coastal navigators such as those with the French Corps de Galeres. Extending from Cap Couronne past Cap Croisete to Morgiou the chart notes local water sources (galleys could only carry enough water for about two weeks), anchorages, and denotes a near-shore passage for the galleys near Cap Croisete: "Passage ordinaire des Galeres". The city of Marseille is shown surrounded by protective walls on three sides. <BR> </BR> The authors' intimate knowledge of the area is confirmed by their location of several "madragues" around the bay (large anchored fish ponds or seines) that would have posed a threat to any fleet of coastal vessels operating in the area. <BR> </BR> This chart is of special interest as Marseille the home bases for the galleys ( galère / galères ) of Louis XIV and XV as well as the home port for Michelot and Bremond. In the year this chart was published, 1720, the city of Marseille experienced an outbreak of "la peste", bubonic plague, that killed an estimated 40% of its population. The plague, spread from an arriving merchant ship, was one of the last great outbreaks in Western Europe. Perhaps it is coincidence but the location of both the Infirmerie Vieux and the Infermerie Vielle in Marseile are indicated.<BR> </BR> With a large beautifully engraved title cartouche by Starckman featuring Neptune with two overflowing horns-of-plenty.
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Rare title page from de Passebon's engravings of nautical architecture
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1720
$550.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonRare-title-page-from-de-Passebon-s-engravings-of-nautical-architectureStunningly beautiful hand-colored engraved title page from Henri Sbonski de Passebon's ca. 1720 <a href=" https://www.rarecharts.com/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx" target="_blank">atlas of Mediterranean naval architecture</a>. <br></br> Engraved by Simonneau, drawn by Berey.
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Plan de la Baye et Rades de Marseille LS
Michelot and Bremond
1727
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Baye-et-Rades-de-Marseille-LSAntique, original copperplate portulan-style coastal chart / plan of the Bay of Marseille and nearby islands. Coverage includes coastal France from Cap Couronne to Port Estat. Marseille shown with fortifications as they existed in the early 18th century.<BR> </BR> Numerous soundings and marked anchorages on this antique nautical chart would have been useful to galley pilots and other mariners calling at Marseille. Single compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and fleur de lis indicating north. <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot's</a> chart of Marseille was often copied by others such as Kitchin well into the late 1700's.<BR> </BR> This chart is of special interest as Marseille was the chief base for the galleys (galères) of Louis XIV and XV as well as the home port for Michelot and Bremond. Also note that just seven year earlier, in 1720, the city of Marseilles had been subject to an outbreak of "la peste", bubonic plague that killed an estimated 40% of its population. The plague, spread from an arriving merchant ship was one of the last great outbreaks in Europe.
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Plan du Port du Portvendre en Roussillon
Michelot and Bremond
1727
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-du-Port-du-Portvendre-en-RoussillonInteresting large-scale, black and white copperplate antique nautical chart / plan of Portvendre (Port-Vendres), France with a carefully colored compass rose. This antique chart is one of 37 port plans published by <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond</a> ca. 1730 in their atlas of small scale Mediterranean ports: "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée" . <BR> </BR> Notations are made on both sides of the bay warning that the surrounding land is high. It must have been a welcome sight when a navigator finally spied the beach near the harbor where a galley (galère) could land. Along with two forts, the few noted points of interest include a water source, a chapel, and a few stores.
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Plan de la Rade du Gourjan et des Isles Ste. Marguerite
Michelot and Bremond
1727
$425.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Rade-du-Gourjan-et-des-Isles-Ste--MargueriteAntique copperplate-engraved nautical chart / plan of the islands, bay, and beaches between Cane (Cannes) and Antibe, France in the Cote d'Azur region of the French Riviera. Islands noted offshore by Michelot include Isle St. Honora (Saint-Honorat ) and Île Sainte-Marguerite which is one of the locations where the "man in the Iron Mask" is known to have been jailed. Other features are Pointe de la Foucade (Fourcade) Cap de la Garoupe, tours de la Croisette on (Cap de la Croisette) and two beaches: plage du pilon, and plage qui conduit a Nice.<BR> </BR> This antique chart / plan was produced ca. 1730 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>. The port plan was one of 37 original plans published in Marseilles by Michelot and Laurens Bremond in a volume titled "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." Later in the 18th century the plans were copied and reprinted by Roux, Allezard, Kitchin and others.
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Plan de la Ville et du Mole d'Agde in Languedoc
Michelot and Bremond
1727
$375.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Ville-et-du-Mole-d-Agde-in-LanguedocSmall antique nautical chart / plan depicts the small walled village of Agde, France along the lower portion of the Riviere de l'Eraux (Hérault River) with two bridges. At top left is the junction of that river with the Canal Royal (Canal du Midi) and l'Ecluse (locks), well known because of their unusual round shape. Other feature include Mont d'Adge, Fort de Brescon offshore of "le Mole" (a breakwater or jetty), la Conque, and Plage de Tau (Thau).<BR> </BR> This antique nautical chart was produced ca. 1730 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>. The port plan was one of 37 original plans published in Marseilles by Michelot and Laurens Bremond in a volume titled "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." Later in the 18th century the plans were copied and reprinted by Roux, Allezard, Kitchin and others.
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Plan de la Ville et Port d'Antibe (Antibes)
Michelot and Bremond
1727
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Ville-et-Port-d-Antibe-(Antibes)Highly detailed, engraved port plan of Antibes, France on the French Riviera or Cote d'Azur. Highlighted by a colored compass rose, this old antique chart / plan shows the city and fort of Antibes both surrounded by defensive walls. Numerous soundings, underwater hazards, and anchorages are noted in and near Antibes harbor. This nautical chart was produced in 1727 by French hydrographers and galley (galère, Fr.) pilot <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a> and Laurens Bremond. <BR> </BR> A note in the title cartouche states that the chart is is based on information that was current as of 1720. The distance scale is in toises which was about 1.95 meters before 1812.
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Plan de la Ville et Port de Colioure
Michelot and Bremond
1728
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Ville-et-Port-de-ColioureFine antique print with a depiction and plan of the harbor and village of Colioure (Collioure), in Southern France near the border of Spain. Features include Fort Saint-Elme, Convent de Jacobins, the Chateau Royal and l'Ermitage. Thick Vauban-designed defensive walls are shown surrounding the Chateau and village.<BR> </BR> This nautical chart / plan was produced ca. 1730 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>. The port plan was one of 37 original plans published in Marseilles by Michelot and Laurens Bremond in a volume titled "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." Later in the 18th century the plans were copied and reprinted by Roux, Allezard, Kitchin and others.
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Plan de la Baye de Villefranche et de Celle de St. Souspir
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$375.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Baye-de-Villefranche-et-de-Celle-de-St--SouspirInteresting antique chart / plan of the bay, harbor and walled city of Villefranche-sur-Mer, France in the Cote d'Azur region of the French Riviera. Numerous soundings and anchorages are noted in the bay which is one of the depest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. Other depicted features include the Ruines du Chateau de Nice, the old harbor "la Darce", Fort Mont Alban, Tour de Boze, Pointe de Mala Langue (now Cap Ferrat) , Ruines de Fort St. Souspir, and the villages of St. Michel and Heze (Èze). <BR> </BR> This antique nautical plan was produced ca. 1730 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>. The port plan was one of 37 original plans published in Marseilles by Michelot and Laurens Bremond in a volume titled "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." Later in the 18th century the plans were copied and reprinted by Roux, Allezard, Kitchin and others.
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Plan du Port et du Mole de la Ciotat
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$355.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-du-Port-et-du-Mole-de-la-CiotatAntique copper-plate engraved naautical chart / plan of the area surrounding la Ciotat, France in the Cote d'Azur region of the French Riviera. Named features noted by Michelot in this antique chart include Cap Canaille, Cap de l'Aigle, the fountaine du prat; port, mole (jetty or breakwater), and fort of la Ciotat; les Capucins, and Pointe des Moulins.<BR> </BR> This plan was produced ca. 1730 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>. The port plan was one of 37 original plans published in Marseilles by Michelot and Laurens Bremond in a volume titled "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." Later in the 18th century the plans were copied and reprinted by Roux, Allezard, Kitchin and others.
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Marine Pavillons (Flags)
Diderot, Denis
1730
$395.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)Very decorative pair of 18th century copper-plate engraved prints depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Archivally matted, and ready for framing. With matting, each engraving measures approximately 14" W x 19" H. <BR> </BR> A scarce and colorful grouping. Source: Diderot & D'Alembert. L'Encyclopédie. Plate 18 and Plate 19.
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Le Roussillon
de Fer, Nicolas
1730
$1,100.00de-Fer--NicolasLe-RoussillonBeautiful, old, antique map of the French historical county of Rousillion and the southern French Mediterranean coastline ca. 1730 . Today the area comprises the French department of Pyrenees-Orientales. With 7 inset plans of towns surrounded by walled Vauban-style fortifications: Perpignan; Ville-Franche; Mont-Louis; Belle-Garde; Collioure; Puicerda; Roses. Coverage includes northern Catalonia (Catalunya ). Interestingly an inset shows the town of Roses, Spain as part of Roussillon. <br></br> A compass rose and numerous galleys and square-rigged ships at battle fill the Mediterranean. Extremely colorful, decorative and interesting. <br></br> This scarce antique map of Roussillon was produced ca. 1727 by Nicholas de Fer, Geographer to Louis XIV. Published from Paris by G. Danet "sur le Pont N. Dame sur la Sphere Royale". Verso blank.
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Plan du Port de Bouc
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-du-Port-de-BoucAntique copperplate nautical chart / port plan of the entrance to the harbor at Port-de-Bouc near Martigues, France produced by French hydrographer and galley pilot Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond in 1730 . Along with many soundings and navigation hazards the features that Michelot deemed important and referenced by name include a "Pigeonnier", the beach "Plage de Fos", a tower "Tour de Bouc", and numerous "Bordigues" or fish weirs. <BR> </BR> Michelot describes Bouc harbor in the English translation of his book of sailing directions published in 1715 - "The Mediterranean Pilot". Michelot's self-confidence in his superior knowledge of the region is unmistakeable: <br><div class="indenttextblock">"The mouth is very narrow being only 150 fathoms over; on the starboard point as you go in there is a fortress with a square tower in the middle, of white stone which is seen a great way off; it stands at a low point of an island, which is only seperated from the main land by a small rivolet, The Dutch and some authors set down the entrance of this port in their sea-mapps to the eastward of this island where the tower of Bouc is; which shows they have never used this coast, no more than the author of the little Flambeau, printed at Harve de Grace."</div>
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Title Page - Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$475.00Michelot-and-BremondTitle-Page---Recueil-de-Plusieurs-Plans-des-Ports-et-RadesTitle page to "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee", <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond's</a> quarto-sized atlas of Mediterranean ports and harbors published between 1727 and 1730. This elaborately engraved title page is very rarely found alone, usually only as one of the 38 plates in a copy of the complete Michelot and Bremond atlas. <BR> </BR> Interesting note is that on the bottom neatline, previously engraved wording has been hastily covered over before printing, with just top and bottom of characters still visible.
1056Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
Michelot Title Page - Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades (2)
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$215.00Michelot-and-BremondMichelot-Title-Page---Recueil-de-Plusieurs-Plans-des-Ports-et-Rades-(2)Title page to "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee", <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond's</a> quarto-sized atlas of Mediterranean ports and harbors published between 1727 and 1730. This elaborately engraved title page is very rarely found alone, usually only as one of the 38 plates in a copy of the complete Michelot and Bremond atlas. <BR> </BR> Interesting note is that on the bottom neatline, previously engraved wording has been hastily covered over before printing, with just top and bottom of characters still visible.
1003Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags) Plate XIX
Diderot, Denis
1730
$225.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)-Plate-XIXDesirable and very decorative early 18th century copper-plate engraved print depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Two of the more interesting flags include one with the lion of St. Marks, presumably from Venice and another red flag with an an arm wielding a curved scimitar, possibly related to Hamburg. <BR> </BR> Published by Diderot & D'Alembert in L'Encyclopédie. Plate 19.
1004Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags) Plate XX
Diderot, Denis
1730
$225.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)-Plate-XXExtremely decorative early 18th century hand-colored, engraved print depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Many flags contain a crescent moon, indicative of the Ottoman Empire. Plate 20. <BR> </BR> Published by Diderot & D'Alembert in L'Encyclopédie.
1020Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
1730 Plan of Port-de-Bouc, near Martigues, France
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$320.00Michelot-and-Bremond1730-Plan-of-Port-de-Bouc--near-Martigues--FranceAntique copperplate nautical port plan of the entrance to the harbor at Port-de-Bouc near Martigues, France produced by French hydrographer and galley pilot Henry Michelot and hydrographer Laurens Bremond in 1730 . Colored compass rose at center with rhumb lines and numerous soundings. <br></br> Along with soundings and navigation hazards the features that Michelot deemed important near Port-de-Bouc and referenced by name include a "Pigeonnier", the beach "Plage de Fos", a tower and fortress "Tour de Bouc", and numerous "Bordigues" or fish weirs.
155Coming Soon!Detailsde la Jaisse, Pierre1736
Brest
de la Jaisse, Pierre
1736
$100.00de-la-Jaisse--PierreBrestScarce plan of Brest on the Bay of Biscay from the antique miltary and maritime port atlas produce by French author Pierre Lemau de la Jaisse in 1736. Front contains a copperplate-engraved circular view of Brest harbor and fortifications and an armorial shield inset into a woodboock-engraved frame of standardized design that is repeated across the series. <BR> </BR> Verso contains information about the "Frontiere Ancienne" town "Port Louis", longitude and latitude, and a list of the major miltary and government officials.
156Coming Soon!Detailsde la Jaisse, Pierre1736
La Rochelle
de la Jaisse, Pierre
1736
$90.00de-la-Jaisse--PierreLa-RochelleScarce antique plan of La Rochelle from the miltary and maritime port atlas produced by French author Pierre Lemau de la Jaisse in 1736. Front contains a copperplate-engraved circular view of Brest harbor and fortifications and an armorial shield both inset into a woodboock-engraved frame of standardized design that is repeated across the series. <BR> </BR> Verso contains a very brief history about the "Frontiere Moderne" village of Rochefort, its longitude and latitude, and a list of the major miltary and government officials including the Capitaine de Vaisseau and Capitaine de Port- M. de Bailliveau.
746Coming Soon!DetailsPine, John1739
John Pine Armada Engraving Plates IX and X
Pine, John
1739
$1,450.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plates-IX-and-XStunning, beautifully engraved and deftly hand-colored intaglio engraving commemorating the defeat of the "Invincible Armada" of Spain by Britain in 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This original antique copper-plate engraving was engraved and published by John Pine of London in 1739 in his folio volume titled "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the memorable year MDLXXXVIII". <br></br> Two inset charts depict the actions of August 6 - 9, 1588 when the Spanish Armada, anchored off Calais, France was attacked by eight English fireships and on the following day was attacked off Gravelines, France. Those two days are considered the decisive points that lead to the ultimate destruction of the Spanish Armada. <br></br> Two attributes of Pine's 'Armada" engravings make them very special. First, the great detail, elaborate design and brilliant execution of the work has led these to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a muliple plate printing process that is rarely encountered. The two inset charts (IX and X) were each printed separately from the background in a beautiful blue ink. The separate plate-marks of the two inset charts are clearly visible and noticeable to the touch. <br></br> John Pine (1690-1756) was a well respected English engraver and publisher who operated a shop in London and is widely considered to be the finest engraver of his period. Pine was a contemporary of William Hogarth who depicted Pine as a Friar in his satirical political painting and print of "The Gate of Callais". <br></br> At bottom center reads: "Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
1040Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1743
Carte d' Artois et des Environs
Homann Heirs
1743
$250.00Homann-HeirsCarte-d--Artois-et-des-EnvironsDecorative antique map of France covers the Duchy of Artois from Dunkerque to Abbeville and inland to Lille, Douai and Cambrai. Decorated with a very attractive uncolored title cartouche. <br></br> Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
62Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Plan de La Baye du Gourien et des Isles St. Marguerite
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$390.00Ayrouard--JacquesPlan-de-La-Baye-du-Gourien-et-des-Isles-St--MargueriteScarce, antique nautical harbor plan / chart of the village of Cane' (Cannes) France on the French Riviera with the offshore Lerins Islands. On the largest of these islands, Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the Man in the Iron Mask was held prisoner during 1687-1698. This antique chart of the area around Cannes is by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746) from a scarce atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". <BR> </BR> Interior areas shown with little structural detail, but do contain significant shading and hachuring to convey elevation details. Little information exists on Ayrouard's background but like Henry Michelot before him, Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille. However, Ayrouard's port plans are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (18"x11") and extensively shaded topography are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's charts. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper. Large compass rose with fleur-de-lis. Plate 13.
63Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Plan du Port d'Antibe
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$450.00Ayrouard--JacquesPlan-du-Port-d-AntibeAntique port / harbor plan of the northwest portion of the fortress at Antibe, France and the harbor including Fort Quare opposite to the north. Much detail about the Antibes breakwater and mole. Small inset in upper right containing a profile of the mole and fortifications as seen from the sea. This chart is by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746) from a scarce atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". <BR> </BR> Little information exists on Ayrouard's background but like <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>, Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille, France. However, Ayrouard's port plans and rare sea charts are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (18"x11") and extensively shaded topography seen in this plan of Antibe are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's plans. Engraved by Louis Corne. Plate 15. <BR> </BR>
471Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
La Boussole
Anonymous
1750
$55.00AnonymousLa-BoussoleMid 18th century hand-colored copperplate engraving of a ship's compass mounted in a binnacle. Detailed views of the compass card and compass needle.
1175Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1756
Antique map of Isle de Re, France
Le Rouge, George
1756
$275.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeAntique-map-of-Isle-de-Re--FranceFine antique map of the Île de Ré in the Charente-Maritime department of western France. Much emphasis on the numerous rocky outcrops, and points that endangered shipping. Contains detailed depictions of the redoubts and forts protecting the island's beaches. Features include Redoutte de Sablanceau, Fort de la Pree, la Flotte, and the walled village of Saint-Martin. The island's south coast is ominously labeled "Cote de la Mer Sauvage". From George le Rouge's "Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyages." <br></br> The main port of the Île de Ré, Saint-Martin, was fortified by Vauban in 1681 as a one of many forts and citadels built to protect the military harbour of Rochefort. The island was later used as a depot for convicts on their way to the penal settlements of New Caledonia and French Guiana. The old city of Saint-Martin, within the walls of the citadel, was added in 2008 to the World Heritage Site list, along with 11 other fortifications of Vauban across France. <br></br> George Le Rouge was a Paris-based engineer and surveyor who had a shop on the Rue Des Grands Augustins, Paris. Le Rouge's tireless work earned him the title "Geographe du Roi". Number 48.
423Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1757
Title Page from Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de France
Le Rouge, George
1757
$100.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeTitle-Page-from-Recueil-des-Cotes-Maritimes-de-FranceTitle page in landscape format from an atlas of the coasts of France printed in 1757. The copperplate engraving shows a scene of ships navigating near a rocky coast inset into a decorative scroll-work cartouche decorated with implements of war. Dedicated to the Comte de Clermont.<BR> </BR> George Le Rouge was a Paris-based engineer and surveyor originally from Germany who had a shop on the Rue Des Grands Augustins. Le Rouge's tireless work earned him the title "Geographe du Roi".
1251Coming Soon!DetailsDaumont, Jean-Francois1760
Antique optical view of naval ship construction
Daumont, Jean-Francois
1760
$320.00Daumont--Jean-FrancoisAntique-optical-view-of-naval-ship-constructionFine French antique optical print (vue d'optique) of an mid eighteenth-century shipyard with ship's carpenters planking the hull a 20-gun warship while two other ships are shown being framed in the background. This interesting scene shows workmen using adzes and board saws to prepare various ship's structural frame members while typical port actvities are underway on all sides. <br></br> Although the location is undocumented the print could be based on ship-building activities at Toulon, the home base of France's fleet of warships during that period. <br></br> This scarce engraved print was published by Jean-Francois Daumont with attribution at bottom right reading: "A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin".
530Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1761
Plan of the Isle of Aix
Jefferys, Thomas
1761
$185.00Jefferys--ThomasPlan-of-the-Isle-of-AixPlan of the island of Aix, France, off the mouth of the Charente river on the west coast of France. Depicts the village, vineyards, and fort, gun batteries, and a shipwreck at the northern end of the island. The plan shows the island as it existed after it was captured by the British in 1757 during the Seven Year's War. <br><br/> This plate is one of 80 maps included in Jeffery's "A Description of the Maritime Parts of France…" first published in 1761.
502Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1763
Plan de l'ile de Saint Pierre au Sud De Terre-Neuve
Depot de la Marine
1763
$550.00Depot-de-la-MarinePlan-de-l-ile-de-Saint-Pierre-au-Sud-De-Terre-NeuveAntique French sea chart chart of the island of Saint Pierre about 25 miles south of Newfoundland, in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.. Lying just offshore of Saint Pierre are numerous smaller islands including Le Grand Colombier; Isle aux Chiens, Isle aux Pigeons, and the gruesomely named "Isle Massacre". The small village is referrerd to as "le Bourg". <BR> </BR> Several features on this chart suggest it was rushed into production. These features include numerous small rectangular areas where the engraving had been smoothed and then re-engraved with place names or descriptors, and at least one area where the chart was smoothed but then left blank. These new additions include "Teste de Galantry"; "Broussailles" ( Fr. Brush wood); and "Bois de Chaufage" (Fr. Heating wood). <BR> </BR> In the year this chart was published, 1763, under the terms of the Treaty of Paris, France ceded all its North American possessions, but Saint-Pierre and Miquelon were returned to France. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is today a self-governing overseas territory of France. <BR> </BR> Large decorative title cartouche at bottom left is adorned with garlands. Rhumb lines extend from a simple compass rose at right. At bottom right the anchor stamp of the Depot de la Marine and a later red hand-stamp of the "Military Depot" containing the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom: a shield and crown flanked by a lion and unicorn.
167Coming Soon!DetailsRoux, Joseph1764
Rade de Marseille
Roux, Joseph
1764
$110.00Roux--JosephRade-de-MarseilleAntique chart engraving of the Bay of Marseille from the atlas of Mediterranean ports produced by Joseph Roux.<BR> </BR> There were at least four small atlases of port and coastal charts that originated from Marseille hydrographers in the 18th century. Beginning in approximately 1727 these atlases included works by cartographers <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx"> Michelot and Bremond</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Ayrouard--Jacques"> Jacques Ayrouard</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Roux--Joseph"> Joseph Roux</a> , and Jean Allezard. Comparison between Roux's chart of Marseille Bay and that of Michelot and Bremond shows that although Roux's coastal outline is slightly different than Michelot, the hydrographic soundings were lifted directly from Michelot's charts that were produced 40 years earlier. Plate 20.
997Coming Soon!DetailsRoux, Joseph1764
Toulon, France harbor
Roux, Joseph
1764
$95.00Roux--JosephToulon--France-harborAntique engraving of the French port of Toulon, France from the atlas of Mediterranean ports produced by Joseph Roux. The old nautical chart concentrates on the harbor around Toulon and its surrounding area, including forts St. Louis, Balaguie, Leguillette, and the larger Fort de la Marque. <BR> </BR> Published in Roux's : "Recueil des principaux plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee …" including 121 harbor plans. <BR> </BR> There were at least four small atlases of port and coastal charts that originated from Marseille hydrographers in the 18th century. Between approximately 1720 and 1760 these atlases included works by cartographers <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx"> Michelot and Bremond</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Ayrouard--Jacques"> Jacques Ayrouard</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Roux--Joseph"> Joseph Roux</a> , and Jean Allezard. <BR> </BR> Plate 23
1179Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
French Bateau or Sloop
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$175.00Ozanne--NicolasFrench-Bateau-or-SloopThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a French "Bateau" is described in the engraved text. Engraved scene at bottom shows a small swivel cannon and a very scare depiction of a four-barrelled naval blunderbuss, the fore-runner of the modern shotgun <br></br> Fom Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770. Plate 20.
1180Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
Antique Engraving of a French War Ship with 90 Cannons
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$175.00Ozanne--NicolasAntique-Engraving-of-a-French-War-Ship-with-90-CannonsThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a French "Vaisseau de 90 Canons" is described in the engraved text, including manouvering tactics. Legend at bottom of the engraving identifies several key locations on the rigging of this triple decked French ship-of-the-line including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>le grand mat d'hune- Main top mast </li> <li>Petit mat d'hune - Fore top mast</li> <li>Mat de Perroquet d'artimon ou de Fouge - Mizzen top-gallant mast </li> <li>Haubans des mats cy dessus - Mast stays</li> <li>Galaubans des memes mats - Mast backstays </li> <li>Trelingages des hunes - Top cordage</li> </ul> </div> Fom Nicolas Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770.
1204Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
Antique French Engraving of a Galeasse
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$175.00Ozanne--NicolasAntique-French-Engraving-of-a-GaleasseThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a Galeasse of about 165 feet in length is described in the engraved text: <div class="indenttextblock"> Les Galeasses, sont de tres grands Batiments, qui vont a voiles et a rames; leur longueur, est de 160, a 170 pieds, la largeur de 30, a 34, et la creuse de 10 a 12. Ces Batiments, portent leur grosse aryillerie a la poupe a la proue; les caanons de petit calibre se placent sur les flancs, entre les bancs de rameurs, on na point rendu de detail ici pareeque la Figue est trop petit cela. </div> <br></br> A galeasse is a larger vessel than a galley (galère, Fr.) typically powered by 3 lateen-rigged sails as well as oars. <br></br> Fom Nicolas Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770. Plate 16.
1171Coming Soon!DetailsOzanne, Nicolas1770
Vaisseau de 80 Canons
Ozanne, Nicolas
1770
$150.00Ozanne--NicolasVaisseau-de-80-CanonsThis fine 18th-century hand-colored engraving of a French 80-cannon three-masted war ship is described in the engraved text, including use, armament, names of sail and mastage and crew complement. Several key locations on the rigging are identifed in a legend below. <br></br> Fom Ozanne's "Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports" ca. 1770. Plate 7.
448Coming Soon!DetailsBenard, Robert1770
Fonte des Canons
Benard, Robert
1770
$475.00Benard--RobertFonte-des-CanonsPair of (2) archivally-matted copperplate engravings by Robert Benard depicting large mortars ca. 1738. In the early 18th century a mortar was essentially a short tube with a relatively large diameter whose purpose was to lob steel or stone cannonballs of great weight for a somewhat short distance. The cannon are decorated with crown and globe containing three fleur-de-lis, figures representing the French royal coat of arms in the eigthteenth century. Plates probably are sourced from a mid-to-late 18th century French encyclopedia. Total dimensions with mat about 16.5" W x 19.5" H. Mat approx 5" per side. "Benard direxit".<BR> </BR> Plate 9 (page 54) depicts detailed dimesional, cutaway and elevation engineering drawings of three smaller and medium-sized mortiers (mortars). <BR> </BR> Plate 10 depicts detailed dimesional, cutaway and elevation engineering drawings of two larger mortiers and pierriers (stone-shot mortars).
445Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1772
Hydrographie Francoise (Title Page)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1772
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasHydrographie-Francoise-(Title-Page)Gorgeous copperplate re-strike engraving of the title page to Bellin's sea-atlas, the Hydrographie Francoise. With the circular stamp of the Depot de la Marine. Undated. Price One and one-half francs. No. 1. <BR> </BR> We believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced at the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository, consisting of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V.196 <BR> </BR>
151Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1774
Coast of France from Callais to Fecamp
Jefferys, Thomas
1774
$130.00Jefferys--ThomasCoast-of-France-from-Callais-to-FecampNeat chart of the English and French coasts along the "British Channel" near the Straits of Dover. On the British side coverage extends from Beachy Head past the South Foreland. Printed for Faden and Jefferys in 1774 the two volumes in the series contained 87 charts of the sea coast and fortifications.
162Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1774
Plan of the City and Harbour of Toulon
Jefferys, Thomas
1774
$175.00Jefferys--ThomasPlan-of-the-City-and-Harbour-of-ToulonNice antique copperplate-engraved plan from 1774 of the Vauban-style fortifications around Toulon, France includes the King's harbor, merchant's harbor, arsenal, and the two city gates, where the beginnings of development outside the walls is barely visible. <BR> </BR> Despite its massive bastions and the support of a combined British/Spanish naval force, the fortress fell to French Republican forces in 1793 forcing the fleet to withdraw. It was during the Siege of Toulon that 24 year old Napolean Bonaparte won a promotion from Captain to Brigadier General for his leadership including strategic placement of artillery batteries. <BR> </BR> Printed for Faden and Jefferys in 1774; the two volumes in the series contained 87 charts of the sea coast and coastal fortifications.
1252Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Antique miniature chart of the coast near Provence, France
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$200.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-miniature-chart-of-the-coast-near-Provence--FranceFine antique miniature nautical chart of the <b>Provencal Coast</b> of France on the Mediterranean Sea. Coverage includes the villages of Toulon, St. Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Ventimille, Oneille, Albinga, Genes, and the Principality of Monaco. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." One of 12 charts published in the Atlas Maritime which are considered to among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps . Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 9. <br></br> This scarce miniature copper-plate engraving contains much of the same information found on larger charts- rhumb lines; an adjustment for magnetic variation; depth soundings that are numerous; headlands, capes, navigation hazards and sand banks that are clearly identified. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762. He is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps he produced for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, which was published in 1780.
1253Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Antique miniature chart of the coasts of Normandy and Brittany
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$160.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-miniature-chart-of-the-coasts-of-Normandy-and-BrittanyFine antique miniature nautical chart from 1778 of France's <b>Normandy and Brittany coastline</b> along the English Channel. Coverage at sea includes the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Alderney. Ports and towns shown include St. Malo, Avranche, Cherbourg, Barfleur, Bayeux, Caen, Havre du Grace (La Havre). This scarce chart was published during the golden age for miniature maps and is one of the few miniature charts printed during that period. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." One of 12 miniature charts published in the Atlas Maritime. Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 3. <br></br> This scarce miniature copper-plate engraving contains much of the same information found on larger charts- rhumb lines; an adjustment for magnetic variation; numerous depth soundings; headlands, capes, navigation hazards and sand banks that are clearly identified. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762. He is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps he produced for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, which was published in 1780.
1233Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Scarce antique miniature plan of Toulon, France
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$60.00Bonne--RigobertScarce-antique-miniature-plan-of-Toulon--FranceScarce miniature plan of the fortified port city of Toulon, France, the chief base for France's large naval fleet the Vaisseaux de Guerre. Toulon lies along the Mediterranean coast in the Provence region of southern France. This small (4 1/2 " x 3 1/2 ") antique engraved plan of Toulon shows Vauban-style defensive walls around the city as well as the old harbor "vieille darce" (built 1604 - 1610) and the new harbor or "nouvelle darce". Maps the roads connecting to Toulon. <br></br> In a brief description of Toulon at the end of the atlas Bonne wrote: <div class="indenttextblock"> Toulon, assez grande Ville et Port de Mer en Provence, est dans une situation admirable. Des Montagnes eleves jusquaux nues la couvrent au Septentrion et rendent son Port, qui est fort grand, une des plus sur de la Mediterranee. Ce Port, destine aux Vaisseaux de guerre, est une des plus connus de l'Europe; le entre est defendue par nombre de batteries et par plusieurs forts…" </div> <br /> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 30. <br></br> Bonne attributes the source the of plans to three others: "… des belles Vues de nos Ports, que donnent M.M. Cochin et Les Bas, d'apres les excellens Tableaux de M. Vernet."
1234Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Antique title page to the miniature Atlas Maritime
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$200.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-title-page-to-the-miniature-Atlas-MaritimeScarce antique miniature title page to Rigobert Bonne's miniature sea atlas of coastal France. Bonne's scarce atlas contained 12 miniature nautical charts of coastal France and 18 miniature plates of port and harbor plans. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. Engraved by Monnet after a design by L. Legrand. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine.
1237Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Antique miniature nautical chart of Belle Ile, France
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$140.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-miniature-nautical-chart-of-Belle-Ile--FranceFine antique miniature nautical chart of <b>Belle Île</b> (Belle-Isle), France in the English Channel off the French coast of Brittany. Coverage on this attractive miniature sea chart includes geographical and topographical detail within the four communes of Sauzon, Bangor, Le Palais, and Locmaria (Lomaria). <br></br> Despite its small size this scarce copper-plate engraving contains much of what is found on larger charts- numerous headlands are noted; depth soundings are numerous; hazards and sand banks are clearly identified; and rhumb lines are provided with a compass adjustment for magnetic variation. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." One of 12 charts published in the Atlas Maritime which are considered to among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps . Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 11. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762. He is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, published in 1780.
1238Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Antique miniature nautical chart of Brittany, France
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$160.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-miniature-nautical-chart-of-Brittany--FranceFine antique miniature nautical chart of the coast of <b>Brittany, France</b> (Bretagne) in the northwest of that country. Coverage on this attractive miniature sea chart includes Île-de-Bréhat, Morlaix, Ushant, Brest, l'Orient, Port Louis, and Quiberon. <br></br> Despite its small size this scarce copper-plate engraving contains much of what is found on larger charts- numerous headlands are noted; depth soundings are provided; hazards and sand banks are clearly identified; and rhumb lines are provided with a 19 degree compass adjustment for magnetic variation. Unlike other charts in the series, on this particular miniature chart Bonne provides very little detail about the interior topography and geography of Brittany. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." One of 12 charts published in the Atlas Maritime which are considered to among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps . Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 4. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762. He is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps he produced for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, which was published in 1780.
1241Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Miniature antique nautical chart of the Strait of Dover
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$160.00Bonne--RigobertMiniature-antique-nautical-chart-of-the-Strait-of-DoverFine miniature antique nautical chart of the coasts near the <b>Strait of Dover</b> (Pas de Calais), the narrowest part of the English Channel. Coverage on this attractive miniature sea chart includes coastal France and England. Bonne shows a few towns on the English side of the channel including Hastings, Rye, Dover (Douvres) , Romney and Sandwich. On the French and Belgian side of the English channel Bonne locates numerous towns and villages including Ostend, Dunkirk, Calais, Boulogne, Etaples, Montreuil, Abbeville, Dieppe, and Fecamp. <br></br> Despite its small size this scarce miniature engraving contains most features found on larger sea charts- numerous headlands are noted; depth soundings are provided; anchorages, hazards and sand banks are clearly identified; and rhumb lines are provided with a 18 3/4 degree compass adjustment for magnetic variation. Unlike several other charts in the series, on this particular miniature chart Bonne provides very little detail about the interior topography of either England or France. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." One of 12 charts published in the Atlas Maritime which are considered to among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps . Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 2. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762.
1242Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Miniature antique nautical chart of the Gulf of Lyon
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$135.00Bonne--RigobertMiniature-antique-nautical-chart-of-the-Gulf-of-LyonFine miniature antique nautical chart of the Gulf of Lyon and the French coast of the regions of <b>Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon</b>. Numerous towns and villages are identified by name, including Perpignan, Narbonne, Beziers, Agde, Sete (Cette), Montpellier, Arles, Aix, la Ciotat, Cassis, and Marseilles. The chart ends to the east near the resort town of Six Fours les Plages. Small coverage of Spain includes Roses. <br></br> Despite its small size this scarce miniature engraving contains most features that appear on larger sea charts- numerous depth soundings are provided; navigational hazards and sand banks are clearly identified; and rhumb lines are provided with a 18 degree compass adjustment for magnetic variation. Bonne provides very little detail about the interior topography. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." One of 12 charts of France published in the Atlas Maritime which are considered to among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps . Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. No. 2. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762.
835Coming Soon!DetailsDupain Triel, Jean-Louis1781
Antique thematic map of French rivers and canals
Dupain Triel, Jean-Louis
1781
$1,850.00Dupain-Triel--Jean-LouisAntique-thematic-map-of-French-rivers-and-canalsRare thematic map of the rivers, streams, and canals of Southern France. First edition of this antique 18th century French map. Bottom sheet of a 2 sheet map of France by J.L. Dupain-Triel Sr. Rare, only one holding listed in OCLC/World Cat. Very decorative title cartouche with illustration of a late 18th century river barge with a large rudder, the size probably necessitated by a small turning angle that was limited to the width of the barge cabin just aft of amidship. The attribution is to Dupain-Triel <b>Pere</b>, not to be confused with maps by his son produced at a later date with the attribution <b>Fils</b>. <br></br> In 1782 Dupain-Triel paid for the typesetting and engraving of a manuscript by Marcellin du Carla that proposed the use of contour lines as a means of adding elevation information to terrestrial maps and Dupain-Triel Sr. is distinguished as the maker of the first contour map of France in 1791, based on du Carla's method. This thematic map is noteworthy in that it does not contain any contour information although it is clear that when the map was published Dupain Triel Sr. had strong interest in the topic. (Konvitz, Joseph. "Cartography in France, 1660-1848: Science, Engineering, and Statecraft". University of Chicago Press. 1987. pp. 76-80.)
45Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1790
Carte Reduite de Golfe de Gascogne
Anonymous
1790
$250.00AnonymousCarte-Reduite-de-Golfe-de-GascogneLarge, no-nonsense antique copperplate engraved navigational chart on wove paper. Coverage is of the Gulf of Gascogne from Isle d'Ouessant to Cape Finisterre. Published by the French Depot de la Marine in 1790.
437Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1790
Au nom du Peuple Francais
Anonymous
1790
$225.00AnonymousAu-nom-du-Peuple-FrancaisLarge copperplate of Neptune poised on the stern of a French sailing vessel wielding a trident above the French cypher "RF" (Republique Francais). This fine work from the original 18th century plate, is an early 20th century restrike from the original plate by the Louvre of an etching and engraving by Tardieu created ca. 1790. Believe the engraving is similar to the letterhead that Hue designed for the French Ministry of Marine. <BR> </BR> La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper. V. 202<BR> </BR>
40Coming Soon!DetailsLa Bretonniere1792
Cotes de France- Departement du Pas de Calais
La Bretonniere
1792
$225.00La-BretonniereCotes-de-France--Departement-du-Pas-de-CalaisDepot de la Marine antique copperplate engraved nautical chart by La Bretonniere of the Pas de Calais region focused on the town of Calais and its near offshore waters. Sand banks, soundings, and coastal features are shown with fine detail. Top right of chart annotated with manuscript "16" in large letters.<BR> </BR> Of special historical note on this antique chart are two items that reflect the French revolution: Date of " l'An I " and the Depot de la Marine stamp with "E.F." replacing the Fleur de Lis.
962Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the Coasts of the Bay of Biscay
Malham, John
1797
$195.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-Coasts-of-the-Bay-of-BiscayAntique engraved nautical chart of the Bay of Biscay, probably the earliest small-scale map of Biscay Bay to be printed in the United States (1797). Coverage extends from the coasts of Normandy and Brittany past Bordeaux and Gascony and terminates in Galicia near Cape Ferrol. Key features include Ushant, Brest, la Rochelle, Rochefort, Bayonne; and the mouths of the Vilaine, Loire, and Gironde Rivers. <BR> </BR> Though small in size, the chart contains numerous soundings and descriptions of the composition of the sea-floor (e.g. "Broken Shells", "Grey Sand" or "Whitish Mixt Sand") . <BR> </BR> This chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States by John Malham. Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568). <BR> </BR> Colophon at end of Volume 1 states that the work is "From the prefs of Samuel Etheridge, No. 9 Newbury Street, Boston, 1797").
1107Coming Soon!DetailsDezauche, J.C.1800
Unique and unusual paste up engraver's copy of an unpublished Dezauche map
Dezauche, J.C.
1800
$500.00Dezauche--J-C-Unique-and-unusual-paste-up-engraver-s-copy-of-an-unpublished-Dezauche-mapA very unusual 216 year old paste-up map-engraver's working copy before the era of photographic reproduction. The paste-up provides a rare glimpse into the map-making thought process and the cartographic design process of the early 19th century during the French Revolution. <br></br> The paste-up is a composite of cut-out portions of J.C. Dezuache's "Carte Itineraire" along with fresh manuscript geographic outlines and neatlines as required. The end result of the effort is the model for a new map of only the Morbihan department with detail from the earlier Dezauche map and showing Morbihan in context with its closest neighboring areas. No record exists that this new revised map was ever published. Bears the signature and date at bottom in manuscript "Dezauche 1800". <br></br> In 1800 Jean-Claude Dezauche published a map of Brittany (Bretagne) and its several departments: "Carte itinéraire de la Bretagne, contenant les départements du Finistère, du Morbihan, des Côtes-du-Nord, d'Isle-et-Vilaine et de la Loire-Inférieure, avec les routes de postes et autres routes de communications / dressée par Dezauche." It is from this map that Dezauche or his publisher extracted the bulk of the image that was to be repurposed into a new map of Morbihan.
1058Coming Soon!DetailsAllezard, Jean Joseph1804
Early French Port Plan of Cannes and Antibes France
Allezard, Jean Joseph
1804
$150.00Allezard--Jean-JosephEarly-French-Port-Plan-of-Cannes-and-Antibes-FranceSmall antique port plan of a portion of the Côte d'Azur on the Mediterranean coast of southeatern France. Coverage includes Cannes and Cap d'Antibes, the peninsula between the Bay of Cannes to the south-west and the Baie des Anges to the north east. <br></br> Plate 20 of Allezard's atlas "Recueil de 163 des principaux Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mediterranée, dont 40 ont été derniérement publiés par Jean Joseph Allezard ancien Capitaine de Marine." Essentially this plan is a later copy of a plan first laid down by Michelot and Bremond around 1727 and later published by Roux.
208Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1805
Portulan de la Mer Mediterannee
Michelot and Bremond
1805
$600.00Michelot-and-BremondPortulan-de-la-Mer-MediteranneeVery rare antique edition of this book of sailing directions by Henry Michelot whose earliest career with Louis XIV's Corp des Galeres (Galley Corps) dates to approximately 1675. This edition published in French by Jean Mossy in 1805 is updated with sailing directions for the Levant coast and Greek Archipelago not found in the original 1703 edition. <BR> </BR> For the collector of <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Michelot and Bremond sea charts</a> this volume provides fascinating background and depth into their early works. 596 pages including an index. Includes a preface by Mossy. No maps or illustrations (as issued).
290Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Chebec espagnol a voiles latines, courant vent largue.
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$145.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeChebec-espagnol-a-voiles-latines--courant-vent-largue-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.<BR> </BR> 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.
291Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Vaisseau de Ligne Francais, au Plus Pres du vent, le Perroquet de Fougue Sur le Mat
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$185.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeVaisseau-de-Ligne-Francais--au-Plus-Pres-du-vent--le-Perroquet-de-Fougue-Sur-le-MatThis small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraved print by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details a French ship-of-the-line close to the wind. <BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique prints 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.
295Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Bombardes Francaises de la Mediterranee
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$175.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeBombardes-Francaises-de-la-MediterraneeThis antique, small, highly-detailed copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details two French bombardes (or bomb-vessels) at sea. A bombarde relied on mortars mounted near the bow with high elevation to lob exploding shells down on the enemy. Early French bomb-vessels had two mortars placed side-by-side in the bow that were aimed while at anchor by pulling in or letting out a spring anchor. The heavy armament explains the wide and somewhat barge-like bow depicted in this engraving. The extra width would have been needed to support the weight of the mortars.<BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique prints of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
325Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Sloop vu par l'avant; Prame venant de mouiller
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$125.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeSloop-vu-par-l-avant;--Prame-venant-de-mouiller"Sloop vu par 'l'avant" is a highly-detailed nautical antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean. Published circa 1814 the small plate shows a sloop from the bow under full sail after it has passed a pram at anchor (Fr. Prame). In this context the pram is a large 3-masted flat bottom ship with about 10 cannon.<BR> </BR> This antique engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
320Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Demi Galere, vue par l'avant , au mouillage
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$225.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeDemi-Galere--vue-par-l-avant---au-mouillageThis small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 details a demi-galère (small galley) at anchor. The demi-galere pictured carried 5 cannon, mounted at the bow and about 9 oars on each side. A full-sized galley might be armed with a dozen or more cannon and be fitted with banks of 24 oars to both port and starboard. <BR> </BR> This demi galere is noteworthy because of the three masts with lateen sails. The additional mizzen near the stern would have increased the vessel's manueverability. <BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
644Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
American Frigate at Anchor
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$225.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeAmerican-Frigate-at-AnchorAttractive and scarce original nautical antique copperplate engraving of an American frigate by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean. Published circa 1814 the small plate shows an American frigate at anchor. According to John Harland: <dir class="indenttextblock">"The mizzen topsail is set, and the wind-sail just seen abaft the fore mast was used in hot weather to ventiilate the gundeck; the crew have washed their hammocks, and these have been triced up to dry… This is one of the smaller frigates, possibly the Boston." (Harland, John. "The Maritime Prints of J.J. Baugean", Chatham Publishing. London, 2000. p. 40.) </dir> </BR> This antique engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
645Coming Soon!DetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
French Mediterranean Privateers
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
1814
$195.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeFrench-Mediterranean-PrivateersOriginal antique nautical copper-plate engraving of three French privateer ( corsair ) vessels. Published circa 1814 by Jean-Jerome Baugean this authentic small plate shows three Mediterranean privateers at anchor. According to John Harland: <dir class="indenttextblock">"Baugean does not comment on the rigs, but from right to left they are a schooner, tartane, and what seems to be an armed pinque. The last is airing both its lateen and square sails. This ensemble emphasizes the fact that although northern European rigs, like the schooner, were to be found in the Mediterranean, there were a number of rigs - and indeed hull forms - unique to that sea." (Harland, John. "The Maritime Prints of J.J. Baugean", Chatham Publishing. London, 2000. p. 98.) </dir> </BR> This antique engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugean's engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.
972Coming Soon!DetailsPinot, Charles1816
Antique manuscript map of Bagueau and Port-Cros in France's îles d'Hyères
Pinot, Charles
1816
$900.00Pinot--CharlesAntique-manuscript-map-of-Bagueau-and-Port-Cros-in-France-s-îles-d-HyèresOne of a kind, 200 year-old manuscript topographic map of the French Mediterranean island Île de Bagueau and the north coast of Port-Cros island. Signed and dated within by Ch[arles] Pinot, Director of Fortifications in 1816. <br></br> Topograhic detail shown through faint contour lines in pencil with benchmarks and elevation stated in several locations. Three cannon batteries noted in red on Bagueau. On Port-Cros, Pinot noted these features: Presqu'ile de Malalenge, Plage de Jeannet, Batterie Sud, and Chateau Ruine. <br></br> Both Île de Bagueau and Port-Cros belong to the îles d'Hyères, a group of four Mediterranean islands off the village of Hyères in the Var department of south-east France. Île de Bagueau at 45 hectares is the smallest of the four islands in the group. Port-Cros, at 650 hectares, is a French national Park. <br></br> Signed in French in faint ink: Toulon, 5th October, 1816 The Colonel and Director of Fortifcations Charles Pinot. A note in ink below the title begins: "La partie de terrain marquee…". <br></br> With a faint red oval overstamp of the "DEPOT de la Direction des Fortifications DE TOULON"
407Coming Soon!DetailsJenkins, James1816
Capture of La Vestale
Jenkins, James
1816
$245.00Jenkins--JamesCapture-of-La-VestaleThe hand-colored antique aquatint depicts the capture near Rochefort of the 36 gun French frigate Vestale by the British 38 gun 5th rate vessel Clyde. On paper watermarked "Whatman 1812".<BR> </BR> One of 55 plates from Jenkins' famous volume: "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817" after a painting by T. Whitecombe. Attribution at bottom of plate reads: "Published Aug 1st, 1816 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins' Naval Achievements".
408Coming Soon!DetailsJenkins, James1816
Capture of La Tribune
Jenkins, James
1816
$245.00Jenkins--JamesCapture-of-La-TribuneAntique hand-colored engraving depicts the capture of the 44-gun French frigate La Tribune by HMS Unicorn on June 8, 1796. <BR> </BR> One of 55 hand-colored aquatint plates from Jenkins' famous volume: "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817" after a painting by T. Whitecombe. Attribution at bottom of plate reads: "Published Feb 1st, 1817 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins' Naval Achievements".
34Coming Soon!DetailsBeautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois1820
Reconnoissance Hydrographique de la Cote Nord de France, Dunkerque
Beautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois
1820
$275.00Beautemps-Beaupre--Charles-FrancoisReconnoissance-Hydrographique-de-la-Cote-Nord-de-France--DunkerqueThis large-scale antique hydrographic chart of the town and environs of Gravelines is a fine example of the work of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854). Beautemps-Beaupre was one of the earliest hydrographers to use isobaths to represent water depth. In this chart he uses differently colored isobaths to represent three depth categories : less than 10 feet ; between 10 and 16 feet; and between 17 and 24 feet. This detail along with numerous soundings demonstrates Beautemp-Beaupres' dedication to his profession, and is the reason he is sometimes referred to as the 'father of French hydrography'. <br><br/> Date of 1802 is consistent with a dedication to vice-admiral F.E. de Rosily who served as Directeur of the Depot Generale de la Marine from 1795-1805.
35Coming Soon!DetailsBeautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois1820
Dunkerque
Beautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois
1820
$275.00Beautemps-Beaupre--Charles-FrancoisDunkerqueThis large-scale antique hydrographic chart of the town and environs of Dunkirk is a fine example of the work of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré, often referred to as the "Father of French Hydrography". Covering a stretch of coast from Mardick to Zuycoote the chart is focused almost entirely on the offshore areas. <BR> </BR> Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854), considered to be the father of modern French hydrography, was one of the earliest hydrographers to use colored isobaths to represent water depth. In this carefully colored chart he uses differently colored isobaths (light orange tones) to represent three depth categories : less than 10 feet ; between 10 and 16 feet; and between 17 and 24 feet. This detail along with hundreds of soundings demonstrates Beautemp-Beaupres' dedication to his profession. <BR> </BR> Not dated but another example from same series is dated to 1802. This fine example was likely published ca 1820 as part of "Le Pilote Francais", Beautemps-Beaupre's six folio-volume atlas comprised of 613 sheets of charts and plans. With the logo of the French Depot de la Marine.
36Coming Soon!DetailsBeautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois1820
Reconnoissance Hydrographique de la Cote Nord de France
Beautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois
1820
$295.00Beautemps-Beaupre--Charles-FrancoisReconnoissance-Hydrographique-de-la-Cote-Nord-de-FranceAttractive large-scale antique copper-plate hydrographic chart of the French coast from Gravelines to Ostende by Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré. Oriented with North at top of page indicated by a large compass circle (with shadow); surveyors lines and several sets of rhumb lines. <BR> </BR> Beautemps-Beaupre (1766-1854) was one of the earliest hydrographers to use isobaths to represent water depth. In this carefully colored chart he uses differently colored isobaths (light orange tones) to represent three depth categories : less than 10 feet ; between 10 and 16 feet; and between 17 and 24 feet. This detail along with hundreds of soundings demonstrates Beautemp-Beaupres' dedication to his profession, and suggests why he is considered by some to be the father of French hydrography. <BR> </BR>
671Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1820
Blank shipping document from du Roveray and Company of Havre
Anonymous
1820
$195.00AnonymousBlank-shipping-document-from-du-Roveray-and-Company-of-HavreRare blank maritime shipping document dates from 1820's from du Roveray & Co. of Havre, France. With an image of a sailing ship at upper left. This template shipping document was designed so that the shipper could enter pertinent standard contractual information in the blank areas: ship's name, master's name, destination, recipients name, freight rate, number of bills of lading, and date. <br></br> The engraved document begins <div class="indenttextblock">"Shipped in good order and well-conditioned by DU ROVERAY & Co. of Havre; in and upon the good [blank] called the [blank] whereof is Master, for this present voyage [blank] now riding at anchor in the Port of Harve, & bound for [blank] to say [blank] …"<div>
222Coming Soon!DetailsTardieu, Ambroise1822
Plan General du Port de Boulogne
Tardieu, Ambroise
1822
$175.00Tardieu--AmbroisePlan-General-du-Port-de-BoulogneFinely engraved map / plan of Boulogne habor by engraved by Ambroise Tardieu in 1822 (dated) with disposition of marine forces during the Campaign of 1803. Focus is on dozens of ships docked both in the river and in the hemispehrical 'Bassin de la Flotille'. Bottom contains detailed French text keyed to locational numbers on the map; for example "Depot des Gardiens de la Chaine de Entrée". This antique copperplate engraving probably from one of a six-volume series published by General Count Mathieu Dumas: "Précis des evénemens militaires. Recueil de plans et de cartes pour servir à l'intelligence des opérations militaires décrites dans le texte."<BR> </BR> Amboise Tardieu (1788 - 1841) was descended from a family of famous French engravers that included Pierre Alexandre Tardieu and Nicolas Tardieu, a 17th century coppersmith from Paris. Tardieu is sometimes confused with his famous son Auguste Ambroise Tardieu, France's top expert in forensic pathology.
718Coming Soon!DetailsBlondeau, Alexandre1831
Antique French Sea Chart of Corsica
Blondeau, Alexandre
1831
$850.00Blondeau--AlexandreAntique-French-Sea-Chart-of-CorsicaLarge antique copper-plate engraved nautical chart of the French island of Corsica ( Corse )and nearby islands: Isle of Asinara, Bonifacio Strait, Capraia Island, Elba ( Elbe ), and northern Sardinia ( Sardaigne ). Coverage includes the towns of Bonifacio, Ajaccio ( the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte ), Calvi, Ile Rousse, St Florent, Port Vecchio, and many more. <br></br> This splendid original French sea chart is a fine example of mid eighteenth-century nautical cartography. A heavy impression and admirable detailed engraving of the mountainous relief of the island are accompanied by a wealth of detail not only of the coastal regions but inland as well. <br></br> Issued by the French Depot Generale de la Marine in 1831 (dated within) after surveys by the Depot de la Guerre in 1824, and by Captain Hell in 1822, 1823, and 1824. Engraved by Alexandre Blondeau of France's Depot de la Guerre. At bottom right is the circular logo with anchor of the Depot General de la Marine. Number 232. Price when issued two Francs.
319Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1836
Plan du port de Barfleur et de ses environs
Depot de la Marine
1836
$355.00Depot-de-la-MarinePlan-du-port-de-Barfleur-et-de-ses-environsHighly detailed antique nautical chart of the harbor and town of Barfleur, France and the surrounding coastline extending about 1.5 French mille marine to the north and south. Roads, fields, and very rocky offshore topography near the coast are depicted with great detail and relief. This graphic treasure captures the state of that stretch of coastline as it was in 1832 from the Pointe de Barfleur with its lighthouse to the north, past Anse Crabet and dozens of small islets, beyond the Plateau de Antiqueires and Plateau de Moulard to Anse de Landemer south of Barfleur. Nearby villages depicted include Monfarville, Quenanville, and Gatteville.<BR> </BR> Manuscript notation of a cannon battery at the far east end of Barfleur harbor includes four red lines extending into the sea presumably marking the prospective firing angle and range of those cannon protecting the navigational channel. Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine. Number 848. Price 2 francs.
316Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1839
Plan de l'embouchure de la Seine (environs du Harve)
Depot de la Marine
1839
$225.00Depot-de-la-MarinePlan-de-l-embouchure-de-la-Seine--(environs-du-Harve)Large antique chart covering the mouth of the Seine river with Villerville on the South bank and Le Havre and St. Adresse on the North bank. Le Havre fortress shown completely encircled with Vauban-type defensive walls. Locations of cannon batteries added in manuscript. This antique nautical chart has been profusely annotated in manuscript apparently by a member of the military or a military engineer. Numerous pencil notations in left and right margins with bearings. Red pen used to draw lines radiating from cannon batteries to delineate the expected range and line of fire. Numerous soundings. Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine.No. 892. Price 2 francs.
317Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1839
Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France (Cherbourg)
Depot de la Marine
1839
$210.00Depot-de-la-MarineCarte-Particuliere-des-Cotes-de-France-(Cherbourg)Attractive antique nautical chart (1839 ) of the environs around Chebourg, France including Cape Hague and Cape Levi. Includes villages of Biville, Vauville, Auderville, Tonneville, Omonville, Greeville, Flottemanville, Querqueville, Henneville, Equerdeville, Toulaville, and Bretteville, and Cherbourg. The locations of several forts are noted and the cannon batteries and forts are named via script annotations in black ink. <BR> </BR> This antique chart has been profusely annotated in manuscript apparently by a member of the military or a military engineer. Numerous pencil notations in left margin and top with bearings. Red pen used to draw lines radiating from cannon batteries to delineate the expected range and line of fire. Numerous soundings. Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine. Price 2 francs.
318Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1841
Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France (Cours de la Seine)
Depot de la Marine
1841
$375.00Depot-de-la-MarineCarte-Particuliere-des-Cotes-de-France-(Cours-de-la-Seine)Antique nautical chart of the Seine River with numerous soundings for the navigational channel. Villages include Guerbaville, Bliquetuit, Caudebec, Villequier, Aizier, Vieux Port, St. Aubin, Berville sur-mer, St. Opportune, Bouquelon, Conteville, St. Nicolas de-la-Taille, La Cerlangue, St. Vigor, Fiquetfleur, Tancarville, Rogerville, Gonfreville, St. Sauveire, Fatouville, and Honfleur. <BR> </BR> Lower quarter of the nautical chart is dedicated to extensive remarks and a tide table. Numerous soundings and windmills are noted (moulin). Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine. Number 949. Price 2 francs.
326Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1842
Plan du port de Boulogne
Depot de la Marine
1842
$225.00Depot-de-la-MarinePlan-du-port-de-BoulogneAntique nautical chart published in 1842 covering the French port of Boulogne and nearby coastline. Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine.
346Coming Soon!DetailsDepot General de la Guerre1857
Environs de Paris.
Depot General de la Guerre
1857
$290.00Depot-General-de-la-GuerreEnvirons-de-Paris-Antique folding map of Paris, France and its environs by the French war deparment originally published in 1839. This revised edition from 1857 has an emphais on the Seine river and includes Versailles. Backed with coarse brown linen, the map is divided into eight horizontal sections and 4 vertical sections and folds to a compact 6" x 8 3/4".<BR> </BR> The antique map is annotated at bottom with a circular, blue seller's stamp from "E. Andriveau-Goujon - Geographe" and an oval blind-stamp by the "Depot de la Guerre". Scale 1:40,000. When folded the front cover contains a decorative black and white sticker from E. Andriveau-Goujon geographe, editeur, Rue du Bac 21, Paris . The sticker details the many specialties of his shop including: globes, spheres, Atlas de Choix, and cartes de parties du monde.
1110Coming Soon!DetailsImagerie de P. Didion1860
Mid-Nineteenth Century French Fencing Certificate
Imagerie de P. Didion
1860
$250.00Imagerie-de-P--DidionMid-Nineteenth-Century-French-Fencing-Certificate"Diplôme d'une spécialité d'escrime". Two-color lithographed and hand-colored blank fencing certificate or diploma. In this certificate the combatants are using sabre-like weapons with no hand guard, perhaps wooden practice weapons . Similar martial-arts certificates were issued for a number of French sword and stick fencing ( escrime ) styles. Common all these 19th century 'brevet' is that onloookers, presumably including signatories to the certificate, view the mock combat in military regalia surrounded by emblems and mottos of the French state. Other simlar brevet exist for pointe ( foil ), bâton, and canne. <br></br> Publisher's attribution reads: Imagerie de P. Didion, a Metz. Dehalt Successeur.
23Coming Soon!DetailsJames Imray and Son1868
The Coasts of France, Spain and Portugal (Blueback)
James Imray and Son
1868
$750.00James-Imray-and-SonThe-Coasts-of-France--Spain-and-Portugal-(Blueback)Very attractive, imposing, and desirable 140+ year old blueback nautical chart of the Atlantic coast of Europe. Contains the blue stamp from the firm of "Imray 1869". Coverage includes the Strait of Gibraltar and western Mediterranean. This wide antique nautical chart of the West coat of Europe would have been useful to any navigator sailing eastward as it covers all the approaches to the Mediterranean, Bay of Biscay, English Channel and the Bristol and Irish Channels.<BR> </BR> A six- foot working blueback nautical chart by Imray that has seen its time at sea and exudes history. You can almost smell the salt air! Several manuscript navigator's tracks plotted in pencil include notation: "8th day July 1877 from (illegible) to Falmouth 133 days out". 9 insets including rivers Tagus, Douro and Gironde. Lighthouses indicated in red.<BR> </BR> On verso is original yellow publishers label from James Imray and Son with price of 10s 6d. Also on verso is a sellers label from "D. Eggert and Sons, manufacturers and importers of chronometers, fine watches, nautical instruments, charts, books, &c. 127 Pearl Street, New York between Wall Street and Old Slip." <BR> </BR> For more information on the evolution of blueback charts we recommend this book by Susanna Fisher: <a target="_blank" style="color:#9BAFCB" href="http://www.regattapress.com/The_Makers_of_the_Blueback_Chart.html">The Makers of Blueback Charts.</a> <BR> </BR>
877Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1881
Antique Port Plan of Marseille, France in Provence
Depot de la Marine
1881
$375.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-Port-Plan-of-Marseille--France-in-ProvenceOld French large-scale chart of the port and harbor of Marseilles, France in the Provence region. The geographical extent of this antique chart extends from Cap Janet trending southward past the Iles d'Endoume ending at the beach area of Plage de Mont-Redon. Coverage includes the small island of Chateau d'If and eastern portions of Ile Ratonneau and Iles du Frioul . <br></br> Key features that are noted by name include: Chateau Talabot, tour St. Michel, the Nouvelle Cathedrale, Anse des Catalans, les Accoules, Hotel des Villes, and the Bassin de Carenage. Shows two lighthouses marking the entrance to the old harbor which is protected by Fort St. Jean and Fort St. Nicolas. <br></br> Published by France's Official Hydrographical Agency the <b> Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine</b>. Date of last correction: 1881.
756Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1907
Antique nautical chart of Brittany Coast near the Vilaine River
Depot de la Marine
1907
$425.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-Brittany-Coast-near-the-Vilaine-RiverAntique chart of the west coast of France from the Anse de Cornaud and Pointe du Grand Mont southward to le Croisic. First published in 1826, this chart of Brittany includes part of the Department of Morbihan, and the mouths of the Penerf and Vilaine rivers. The chart is updated as of 1907. Settlements and habitations covered include Cornaud, Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, Chateau de Suscino (en ruins), Damgan, Port de Billiers, Penestin (Pennetin), Mesquer, Piriac-sur-Mer, la Turballe, Guerande, Clie, and Saille. The chart extends westward to include the Ile d'Hoedic and many surrounding smaller islets of the greater and lesser Cardinaux Islands. <br></br> Very extensive and minute detail of the shoreline and near shore areas with elevation denoted by fine hachuring. Hundreds of individual structures are placed accurately. Thousands of soundings with isobath contour lines and navigational hazards would have aided the coastal navigator in the area. <br></br> This is a early 20th century linen-mounted folding chart, an updated edition of a chart first published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1826. This sea chart is based on the original surveys conducted in 1820 and 1821 under the supervision of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854), considered to be the father of modern French hydrography. Linen verso is printed via letterpress with "De La Pointe du Grand-Mont AU CROISIC. Entrée de la Vilaine."
758Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1908
Antique nautical chart of Quiberon Bay with islands of Belle-Ile, Hoedic, and Houat
Depot de la Marine
1908
$425.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-Quiberon-Bay-with-islands-of-Belle-Ile--Hoedic--and-HouatAntique lithographed chart of waters offshore of the west coast of France from southwest of the village of Saint Gildas and the Pointe du Grand-Mont. First published in 1826, this chart near the Brittany coast in western France includes the peninsula of Presqu'ile Quiberon and is the edition of January 1903 published with the latest updates in 1908. <br></br> Very extensive and minute detail of the shorelines and near shore areas with elevation denoted by fine hachuring. Thousands of soundings with isobath contour lines and navigational hazards would have aided the coastal navigator in the area. At the far right a particularly dangerous area for navigators, the "Plateau de la Recherche" is highlighted in brown <br></br> This is a early 20th century linen-mounted folding chart, an updated edition of a chart first published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1827. This lithographed nautical chart is based on the original surveys conducted during 1820 and 1821 under supervision of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854), considered to be the father of modern French hydrography. Beautemps-Beaupre was one of the earliest hydrographers to use isobaths to represent water depth. <br></br> Linen verso is printed via letterpress with "BELLE-ILE Entrée de la Baie de Quiberon. Iles Houat et Haedik". Number 135.
639Coming Soon!DetailsMontaut, Ernest1909
First Crossing of the English Channel by Air
Montaut, Ernest
1909
$875.00Montaut--ErnestFirst-Crossing-of-the-English-Channel-by-AirOriginal handcolored pochoir-process lithographed poster by Ernest Montaut commemorating the first crossing of the English Channel by a heavier-than-air aircraft in July 1909 by French aviator and engineer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot. The flight lasted less than 37 minutes. Bleriot won a prize of £1,000 for his achievement from the Daily Mail newspaper. Very good condition. <br><br/> Published by Mabileau, Paris. Copyright 1909. <br><br/> The 'pochoir' process used to color the lithograph is defined as: "French for 'stencil', used of prints coloured by hand with the help of stencils to mask out the areas where each colour is not required". (Gascoigne, Bamber. "How to Identify Prints. Thames and Hudson, 1991. Page 206. )
453Coming Soon!DetailsTheunissen, A.1930
Engagez-vous dans la Marine
Theunissen, A.
1930
$650.00Theunissen--A-Engagez-vous-dans-la-MarineLarge, dynamic, post-WWI recruiting poster for the French navy dated to 1930. Depicts a fast patrol boat or destroyer. <BR> </BR> Lithograph, signed in the plate by A. Theunissen, followed by the symbol of an anchor which is one of the privileges accorded those artists who have been appointed as official "Peintre de la Marine". Theunissen was given that honor in 1925 by the French Minister of Defense in recognition of his artistic work for the French Navy or maritime subjects . Published by Devambez, Paris. 1930.
436Coming Soon!DetailsGudin, Baron Theodore1950
Combat d'une vaisseau Francais contre quatre vaisseaux Anglais
Gudin, Baron Theodore
1950
$140.00Gudin--Baron-TheodoreCombat-d-une-vaisseau-Francais-contre-quatre-vaisseaux-AnglaisDepicts a battle in 1655, near Majorca, between a French ship of 30 cannon "Le Persee" and a group of 4 English vessels. The Persee, captained by the Chevalier de Valbelle, a Knight of Malta, was attacked by a group of 4 English warships in retribution for his previous action in which he attacked and boarded an English vessel after the English vessel demanded a salute. (Source: England in the Mediterranean: A Study of the Rise and Influence of British …, Sir Julian Stafford Corbett, Google Books. 1917)<BR> </BR> This fine work from the original 19th century plate, is a 20th century reprint by the Louvre of an etching and engraving on steel plate by Chavane. Subject matter is based on a painting by French Marine Painter Baron Theodore Gudin (1802-1880 ) in 1846. <BR> </BR> With the circular embossed stamp of "Musee Louve Chalcographie". La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper.
451Coming Soon!DetailsDecaris, Albert1958
Salon de la Marine
Decaris, Albert
1958
$195.00Decaris--AlbertSalon-de-la-MarineMedium sized original two-color poster shows Neptune grasping a trident while cradling a sailing vessel. The poster was produced to promote the Salon de la Marine, held in 1958 at the Paris Musee de la Marine. The Salon is an event held at the National Marine Museum in Paris to display maritime art by invited artists and by artists named as "Peintre de la Marine" or official marine painter. <BR> </BR> By Albert Decaris, one of France's top engravers in the 20th century. Decaris was honored with the post of the official painter of the Marine Francaise in 1962. Archivally matted. Total size 20"x25" including mat.
1047Coming Soon!DetailsDovarinoff, Jean1973
Pictorial map of St. Barths with roads and beaches
Dovarinoff, Jean
1973
$325.00Dovarinoff--JeanPictorial-map-of-St--Barths-with-roads-and-beachesDecorative, large, pictorial map of the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy (Saint Barths or St. Barts). Dated within to 1971/1973. St. Barts is a French territory located in the Caribbean Sea about 25 miles southeast of St. Martin. The capital of St. Barts is Gustavia. Details many of the fine beaches on the island including: Anse a Colombier, Anse de Grande Saline, Anse de Grand Cul de Sac, Anse de Lorient, and Anse du Gouvereur. <br></br> This scarce pictorial map of St. Barths, out of print for many decades, is decorated with sailing ships, fanciful sea creatures, pirates, and mermaids. A legend at far right explains the cartographic conventions used on this map. French text. Attribution reads: "Dressee par Jean Dovarinoff, le 30.3.1971 a l'anse des cayes, Saint Barthelemy, Guadeloupe."