Ships and Naval Battles

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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.
496Coming Soon!DetailsHogenberg, Franz1585
Fin de La Guerre (warship)
Hogenberg, Franz
1585
$295.00Hogenberg--FranzFin-de-La-Guerre-(warship)Copperplate-engraved oblique profile of the Dutch fighting ship "Fin de la Guerre". This large fortress-like, four masted ship saw action at the battle of Antwerp in 1585. The engraving is notable because the ship is much like a U.S. Civil war monitor or WWI battleship with a design emphasis on firepower and protection for the fighting forces. The vessel is shown firing cannon as it is attacked by smaller vessels including at least one small galley or galliot. Lacks the explanatory text found in other versions of the print… possibly a later version. Attributed to Hogenberg and Michael Aitzinger.
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.
657Coming Soon!DetailsHulsius, Levinus1626
Capture of Cacafuego
Hulsius, Levinus
1626
$225.00Hulsius--LevinusCapture-of-CacafuegoNicely engraved antique depiction of the fierce battle between the Spanish treasure ship Nuestra Senora de Ia Concepcion ( Cacafuego ) and the Golden Hind ( Caca Plata ) of Sir Francis Drake near Esmereldas, Equador in March 1579. As a result of that battle Drake captured the Cacafuego with an immense treasure of gold, silver, and jewels. Drake was knighted by the Queen on his return to Plymouth with the treasure after a three year voyage. <br></br> Anonymous engraver for this copperplate engraved edition of 1626 after the work of Levinus Hulsius.
1042Coming Soon!DetailsMorisot, C.B.1643
Japonese Navigum, Sinese Navigum
Morisot, C.B.
1643
$175.00Morisot--C-B-Japonese-Navigum--Sinese-NavigumSingle sheet of chain laid paper with an engraved illustration of two Asian sailing vessels from an early work on maritime history by Morisot (1592-1661): "Orbis Maritimi siue Rerum in Mari et Littoribus Gestarum Generalis Historia". The vessels are titled: "Japonese Navigum" and " Sinese Navigum". Both vessels are steered via side mounted steering oars.
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 ).
314Coming Soon!DetailsWagner, Johann Christoph1684
Untitled - Ship firing on attacking sea serpents
Wagner, Johann Christoph
1684
$800.00Wagner--Johann-ChristophUntitled---Ship-firing-on-attacking-sea-serpentsHighly decorative, whimsical, rare antique wood-block nautical engraving of a sailing ship firing at sea monsters on both sides of the vessel. Ship bears an ensign of a forearm bearing a sword. A great chance to have a plate that was first published in Furtenbach's very scarce 1629 classic of naval architecture "Architectura Navalis" . <BR> </BR> Note: Seller has attributed the source as Wagner's "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turciciin Oriente Eine Grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs", published in Augsburg 1684. "N4" at upper left.
324Coming Soon!DetailsWagner, Johann Christoph1684
Untitled - Kriegsschiff
Wagner, Johann Christoph
1684
$400.00Wagner--Johann-ChristophUntitled---KriegsschiffAntique print of a decorative 3 masted sailing vessel firing stern cannon. This early wood-block print shows a early 17th century vessel of war. Interesting feature of this time period are the six crows nests. These would have been used in battle to hurl stones, javelins and even caustic substances down on the heads of the opposition forces. An opportunity to own a plate that was first published in Furttenbach's very scarce 1629 classic of naval architecture "Architectura Navalis" . Interesting rigging! <BR> </BR> Note: Seller has attributed the source as Wagner's "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici in Oriente Eine Grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs", published in Augsburg 1684. "N3" at upper left.
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"
309Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
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.
310Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
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"
311Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
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"
312Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
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"
313Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
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"
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>
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.
457Coming Soon!DetailsPontault, Sébastien Beaulieu de1694
Combat Naval 1645
Pontault, Sébastien Beaulieu de
1694
$1,250.00Pontault--Sébastien-Beaulieu-deCombat-Naval-1645Interesting, scarce depiction of the "Action of 28 September 1644" when six Maltese galleys (galère / pl. galères; Fr.) attacked and defeated several sailing vessels of the Ottoman Sultan. This attractive original copperplate engraving contains an elaborate border and garland wrapped with ribbons and a central portrait of Gabrielle Chambres de Boisbaudran, the leader of the Maltese contingent and a Knight of Malta, who was killed in that engagement. From Paris, 1694. <BR> </BR> The engraved battle scence includes the island of Rhodes, Greece in the distance as Christian galleys engage with Greek and Turkish square-rigged sailing vessels. The six galleys depicted include" "La Capitaine de Malte, St. Jean, St. Laurent, St. Joseph, Ste. Marie, and La Victoire. <BR> </BR> The Christian galleys engaged a Ottoman convoy carrying pilgrims bound for Mecca. The Maltese killed many pilgrims and took almost 400 prisoners as slaves including by some reports one of the Sultan's wives and her son.On their voyage home the Maltese stopped in Crete, then a possession of Venice, for a few days. This apparent collusion between the Maltese and Venetians, previously at peace with the Turks, served as a pretense for the Cretan war between the Ottomans, Venice and Malta between 1645 and 1669. <BR> </BR> From the book "Les glorieuses Conquêtes de Louis-le-Grand: ou Recueil, de Plans et Vues des places assiegeés, et de celles ou se sont douneés des batailles…" produced from the drawings of the Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu (1612-1674). Pontault, a French engineer, is considered to have been the inventor of the art of military topography.
393Coming Soon!DetailsFontana, Fulvio1701
Presa di Due Galee Turchesche
Fontana, Fulvio
1701
$375.00Fontana--FulvioPresa-di-Due-Galee-TurchescheScarce copperplate engraving depicts a battle between Ottoman galleys and galleys from the military order of Saint Stephen (Santo Stefano) Pope and Martyr. Location of that engagement was near the Strait of Bonifacio (Bocche de Bonifazio), between Corsica and Sardegna. The order of Santo Stefano was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. The purpose of the order , with financial support from the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, was to free Christians from slavery by fighting Ottomans and pirates. Vessels of the order of Santo Stefano are marked by flags with the symbol of their order, an eight-pointed cross much like that of the Knights of Malta.<BR> </BR> From: "I pregi della Toscana nell' imprese piu segnalate de' Cavaliere di Santo Stefano opera dat a in luce da Fulvio Fontana della Compagnia di Gesu dedicata all' Altezza Reale di Cosimo III, Gran Duca di Toscana e Gran Maestro dell' Ordine. Published in 1701 from Florence by Mattia Miccioni and Michele Neftenus. Plate 2. Probably from a later state.<BR> </BR> Reference: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/ihd/content/pageview/3361129
394Coming Soon!DetailsFontana, Fulvio1701
Presa di Cinque Legni Turcheschi
Fontana, Fulvio
1701
$375.00Fontana--FulvioPresa-di-Cinque-Legni-TurcheschiScarce copperplate engraving depicts a battle in 1596 conducted by galleys from the military order of Saint Stephen (Santo Stefano) Pope and Martyr and muslim corsairs. The battle was led by Franceso Borbolani, eighth Admiral of the order of Santo Stefano. <BR> </BR> The order of Santo Stefano was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. The purpose of the order , with financial support from the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, was to free Christians from slavery by fighting Ottomans and pirates. Vessels of the order of Santo Stefano are marked by flags with the symbol of their order, an eight-pointed cross much like that of the Knights of Malta.<BR> </BR> From "I pregi della Toscana nell' imprese piu segnalate de' Cavaliere di Santo Stefano opera dat a in luce da Fulvio Fontana della Compagnia di Gesu dedicata all' Altezza reale di Cosimo III, Gran Duca di Toscana e Gran Maestro dell' Ordine. Published in 1701 from Florence by Mattia Miccioni and Michele Neftenus. Plate 10. Probably from a later state of the engraving.<BR> </BR> Reference: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/ihd/content/pageview/3361129
1137Coming Soon!DetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1720
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.
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".
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John Pine Armada Engraving Plates III and IV
Pine, John
1739
$1,450.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plates-III-and-IVStunning, 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 on July 29 and 30, 1588 when the English Fleet, set sail from Plymouth, England to meet the Spanish Armada in the English Channel. These inset charts show details of both fleets with the Spanish ships formed into a crescent-shaped formation that they felt would offer the best protection and favor their strategy of overpowering the English ships by boarding. The weather played an important role in the English victory, reinforced by drawings of a cherub puffing away. <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 prints to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a triple-plate technique that is extremly rare, whereby each of the two inset charts (III and IV) were printed separately from the background in a beautiful blue ink, using an additional plate. The plate-marks of these two insets are clearly visible. <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".
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John Pine Armada Engraving Plate IX- Calais, France
Pine, John
1739
$1,300.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plate-IX--Calais--FranceBeautiful 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 drawn by Lempriere, engraved and published by <b>John Pine</b> 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> The battle scene depicts an action on the night of August 7th and 8th, 1588 that marked the key turning point in the campaign. The Spanish Fleet, anchored just offshore the French town of Calais, France was forced to flee after Admiral Howard set fireships ablaze and caused them them to drift down on the anchored Spanish Armada. The fear of explosion and fire so panicked the Spanish Captains that they cut their anchors in haste and scattered in confusion. The scene depicts the fireships between the British fleet at left and the <b>Spanish Armada</b> at right. <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 prints to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a two-plate technique that is extremly rare, whereby the interior battle scene was printed separately from the background frame in a beautiful blue-green ink, using an additional plate. The two plate-marks are each clearly visible. <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. At bottom center reads: "Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
109Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1752
Zes galeien overzeild en in den grond geshooten
Tirion, Isaac
1752
$200.00Tirion--IsaacZes-galeien-overzeild-en-in-den-grond-geshootenFine antique engraving by Isaac Tirion of an encounter between Dutch ships and eight Spanish galleys on October 3, 1602 in the English Channel off the coast of Dover. The galleys proved to be no match for the larger Dutch ships. In that battle three Spanish galleys were lost.
1117Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1766
A Plan of the Siege of the Havana 1762
Anonymous
1766
$180.00AnonymousA-Plan-of-the-Siege-of-the-Havana-1762Antique map or plan of Havana, Cuba. This concise engraved harbor plan shows the disposition of British forces as they besieged and captured the city of Havana, Cuba in 1762, which at the time was a very important Spanish naval base in the Spanish West Indies. Shows two forts at the entrance channel: Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (or Morro Castle) and Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta. A chain to block the channel is shown stretching between the two forts. <br></br> The Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763 saw Spain drawn into a global war, entering on the side of France during the Seven Years’ War, itself an outgrowth of the French and Indian War in North America. The siege of Havana, during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763, began in June 1762, led by George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle, and lasted until August 1762, with the surrender of Governor Juan de Prado. <br></br> As a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Havana was returned to Spain but Spain was required to cede Florida and the Balearic Island of Minorca to Great Britain in return. Spain also received Louisiana as a payment for intervening in the war on the side of the French and as compensation for having lost Florida. Antonio Ulloa, who had taken part in a Spanish-French astronomical mission to South America, was appointed the first Governor of Louisiana, arriving in 1766 but ultimately was driven out of Louisiana in 1768 by French creoles and Acadians. <br></br> Published from London in Britannia Triumphant.
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.
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.
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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.
480Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Een eenmast koopvaardy Hoeker
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$175.00Groenewegen--GerrittEen-eenmast-koopvaardy-HoekerSmall, nicely detailed copperplate etching of a Dutch two-masted merchant Hoeker with the mainsail partially furled. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". Note from the stern view the gaff-rigged mizzen-mast and the steering tiller. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume 'B' number 5.
481Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Driemast Hoeker Zeylende voor de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$175.00Groenewegen--GerrittDriemast-Hoeker-Zeylende-voor-de-windSmall beautifully detailed etching of a large Dutch three-masted merchant Hoeker running before the wind. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". Note the gaff-rigged mizzen-mast, the long steering tiller, and clothes drying above the cabin. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume C, number 8.
482Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
een Kat of houthaalder zyn anker opwindende
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$165.00Groenewegen--Gerritteen-Kat-of-houthaalder-zyn-anker-opwindendeSmall detailed etched engraving of a large Dutch three-masted kat with the crew hauling the wood-stocked anchor at the port bow. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". Note that the maisail and foresail are furled and the topsails are at right angle- probably to help the vesel stay in place while weighing anchor. <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 10.
483Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Boot Schip, zeylende voor de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$195.00Groenewegen--GerrittBoot-Schip--zeylende-voor-de-windSmall detailed etching of a large Dutch three-masted ship (Boot Schip) running with a heavy breeze from astern- the crew attending to the main top-gallant sail- probably reefing the sail due to the heavy weather. From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 8.
484Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Koopvaardy-buys Zeylende by de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$175.00Groenewegen--GerrittKoopvaardy-buys-Zeylende-by-de-windEtching of a Dutch three-masted square-rigged ship running on port tack. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 6.
485Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
een Veerpont
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$225.00Groenewegen--Gerritteen-VeerpontDetailed etching of a small ferry with both sails and a sweep, or large oar, used to propel and steer the vessel. The ferry is laden with horse-drawn carriages and passengers. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume F, number 12.
486Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
Barkentyn Zeylende by de wind
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$215.00Groenewegen--GerrittBarkentyn-Zeylende-by-de-windSmall detailed etching of a two-masted 'barkentine' running with in rough weather on starboard tack. In today's terminology this vessel would likely be considered as a brig, a two-masted vessel with square rigged fore and main masts and a gaff-rigged sail on the main mast. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume E, number 7.
487Coming Soon!DetailsGroenewegen, Gerritt1791
een Beurtschip
Groenewegen, Gerritt
1791
$185.00Groenewegen--Gerritteen-BeurtschipSmall detailed etching of a "beurtschip" or sailing barge. Built with a flat bottom and leeboards to compensate for lack of a keel, the beurtship could carry passengers or freight. <BR> </BR> From a series of 84 engravings published in seven volumes from 1787 to 1791 by Gerritt Groenewegen (1754 - 1826): "Verscheide soorten van Hollandse Vaartuigen". <BR> </BR> On chain-laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. From volume F, number 9.
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External and Internal Views of a first rate Ship of War.
Anonymous
1795
$165.00AnonymousExternal-and-Internal-Views-of-a-first-rate-Ship-of-War-A detailed copperplate engraving of a first rate British 'line of battle' ship with 3 gun decks. Shows full rigging and a below-decks cross-section. Includes detailed insets of the sail plan, yard rigging and the ship's chain pump. A good find as many similar ship views are steel-plate engravings that lack the character and warmth of this fine late 18th century example. <br></br> From Hall's Encycolopedia.
691Coming Soon!DetailsBuache, Jean Nicolas1807
Charleston, South Carolina 1780
Buache, Jean Nicolas
1807
$350.00Buache--Jean-NicolasCharleston--South-Carolina-1780Antique engraved map of "Charlestown" ( Charleston, South Carolina ) in 1780 produced ca. 1807 in the French edition of John Marshall's "Life of Washington" (Vie De George Washington). The map depicts the general disposition of forces during the Siege of Charleston (March - May 1780) during the American Revolution . Shows a defensive wall partially surrounding the city and booms placed both at Fort Moultrie and near the Charleston harbor that were designed to deny passage to British naval vessels. Fort Sumter, which today guards the entrance to Charleston Bay and figures prominently in the U.S. Civil War as the site where the first shots were fired, is absent from the map because it was not constructed until 1829. <br></br> Noted points of interest identified on this antique map of Charleston include: James Island with Fort Johnson; Fort Moultrie at the West end of Sullivan's Island; Wappoo Creek; Pointe Cummin with a nearby hospital; Shutes Folly, Town Creek; Cooper River; and Hog Island. Fort Moultie is of special interest as it was one in a series of defensive structures at that location on Sullivan's Island. The original fort built of palmetto logs at that spot inspired both the flag and nickname of South Carolina: "The Palmetto State". <br></br> Copper-plate engraved map, 200+ years old in good condition. Publisher: Dentu, Imprimeur-Libraire. Plate XIII.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
409Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
Capture of La Furieuse
Ralfe, James
1820
$235.00Ralfe--JamesCapture-of-La-FurieuseDepicts the British vessel Bonne Citoyenne towing the Furieuse after defeating her in an eight hour battle. Hand-colored aquatint engraving from James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'.<BR> </BR> Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper with watermark "1825".
415Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
The Prometheus and Melpomene
Ralfe, James
1820
$250.00Ralfe--JamesThe-Prometheus-and-MelpomeneHand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the day following a battle in which the Melpomene, Implacable, Bellerophon, and Prometheus captured six Russian gunboats and 12 supply vessels near Percola Point, Frederikshavn, Denmark.<BR> </BR> From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'.Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .
417Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
Situation of the Temeraire
Ralfe, James
1820
$275.00Ralfe--JamesSituation-of-the-TemeraireHand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the 98-gun British ship HMS Temeraire on October 21, 1805 at the battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, Spain.<BR> </BR> From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'. Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .
418Coming Soon!DetailsRalfe, James1820
Capture of La Sparviere, May 3rd 1810.
Ralfe, James
1820
$200.00Ralfe--JamesCapture-of-La-Sparviere--May-3rd-1810-Hand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the British 46-gun Spartan capturing the French vessel Sparviere in the Bay of Naples in 1810.<BR> </BR> From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'. Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .
431Coming Soon!DetailsCooke, E.W.1829
The Circular Stern of His Majesty's Ship Asia.
Cooke, E.W.
1829
$150.00Cooke--E-W-The-Circular-Stern-of-His-Majesty-s-Ship-Asia-Beautiful antique etching by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) of the decorated stern of a Royal Navy ship, the HMS Asia. This fine, strong print from Cooke's "Fifty plates of Shipping and Craft" presents a view of the ship's stern with more than a dozen cannon run out , some obviously protruding from windows in the cabins of the Captain and other officers of rank. <BR> </BR> The Asia, a Conopus-class vessel, based on a French design, was built in 1824 by Bombay Shipyard. A ship-of-the-line, the Asia served at the Battle of Navarino in October 1827. The ship was the flagship of Vice-Admiral Edward Codrington. The Asia was broken up in 1908, a long lifetime for a wooden ship. <BR> </BR> From Cooke's early book of etchings of ships and other maritime subjects "Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft".
391Coming Soon!DetailsHuggins, W.J.1842
Ships of the General Steam Navigation Company, Off Rotterdam.
Huggins, W.J.
1842
$600.00Huggins--W-J-Ships-of-the-General-Steam-Navigation-Company--Off-Rotterdam-Hand-colored aquatint by William John Huggins from 1842 of the steamers Giraffe and Ocean in Rotterdam Harbor. In the foreground a small boat is shown ferrying passengers dressed in Dutch clothing of that era. <BR> </BR> The steam side-wheelers Giraffe and Ocean were both launched in 1836 and operated as mail steamers for the General Steam Navigation Company (GSNC) . The Giraffe later saw service during the U.S. Civil War when it was purchased by the Confederate Treasury. This vessel was later controlled by the Confederate War Department. She was renamed the Robert E. Lee and used as a rebel blockade runner to transport arms and other supplies between Bermuda and Wilmington during the early 1860s. <BR> </BR> The GSNC was founded in 1824 in Greenwich, England. For 150 years the firm was London's top short-sea shipping service with routes between the ports of Britain and north west Europe. <BR> </BR> Attribution line below the print reads: "Painted by W.J. Huggins, marine painter to his late majesty William IV. London. Published by Mr. Huggins 105 Leadenhall Street. 1842. Engraved by E. Duncan."
1045Coming Soon!DetailsZawitz, Verlag v.w.1850
Lithograph of the British warship Wellington
Zawitz, Verlag v.w.
1850
$375.00Zawitz--Verlag-v-w-Lithograph-of-the-British-warship-WellingtonAttractive German lithograph of the 3-decked 74-gunBritish ship of the line "HMS Wellington" with auxilliary steam power. Published by Verlag v.w. Zawitz in Berlin ca. 1850.
1105Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1856
The James Watt Man of War
Illustrated London News
1856
$145.00Illustrated-London-NewsThe-James-Watt-Man-of-WarColorful lithograph of the twin decked ship-of-the line James Watt, a sail and steam powered vessel. In celebration of the queen's birthday sailors man the yards and cannons are fired in salute. Published by the Illustrated London News July 26, 1856.
1108Coming Soon!DetailsSteam Tug Agency1856
Rate Sheet and Invoice for Maltese Steam Tug Dragon
Steam Tug Agency
1856
$375.00Steam-Tug-AgencyRate-Sheet-and-Invoice-for-Maltese-Steam-Tug-DragonFascinating piece of mid-nineteenth century Maltese maritime history. Tugboat rate sheet with manuscript invoice for towing services performed by the steam tug "Dragon". The Dragon was a 40 horsepower paddle-wheel steam tug operating out of the port of Valetta, Malta, then a part of the British Empire. <div class="indenttextblock"> …. "the arrival of steam propulsion opened a new chapter in the history of Maltese maritime trade. The port of Valletta became an important bunkering station and this position was further strengthened with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.<br> …<br> The ‘Dragon’ was one of the earliest steam tugboats operating in the Grand Harbour and Marsamxett. She arrived at Malta from Newcastle early in December 1855 and on arrival she was immediately placed in service under the command of Captain William Donkin. A circular distributed to the commercial community by the owners of the ‘Dragon’ makes interesting reading. ( First International Merchant Bank 2002 Annual Report. <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0ahUKEwjY7uSp9s_NAhXC5CYKHW1kCl4QFgguMAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fimbank.com%2Ffile.aspx%3Ff%3D654&usg=AFQjCNFNxUU_FaX6kLpA-GcOiolsVGSm6g&sig2=K9DkC_MLyepdArQHbbV5WQ&cad=rja " target="_blank">Internet</a> </div> <br> <em>"NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS <br></br> The steam Tug "Dragon" tows vessels in and out and about the ports of Valetta at the following rates: …<br> …<br> … The signal to be used by vessels coming from seaward or in port requiring the tug's services will be to hoist the national ensign at the fore topgallant or royal mast head. Special services subject to agreement with John C. Swift, ship-chandler Malta or Capt. William Donkin on board."</em>
458Coming Soon!DetailsWilson, G.W.1857
H.M.S. Impregnable
Wilson, G.W.
1857
$150.00Wilson--G-W-H-M-S--ImpregnableAttractively framed by branches, this stereoview of the British second-rate ship of the line H.M.S. Impregnable from 1857 was created by Scottish photographer G.W. Wilson. All three gun decks are clearly visible as the ship sits at anchor in Hamoaze, near Plymouth, England. The Impregnable, a close copy of Nelson's "Victory" was launched in 1811 and later refitted as a guard-ship. She saw action in the bombardment of Algiers in 1816. From 1862 to 1886 the Impregnable was used as a training ship for British naval cadets.<BR> </BR> With two cancelled U.S. revenue stamps on the verso. Number 313. Manuscript annotation on verso reads: "Rundlet 27".
1203Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1863
Steam Corvette Racoon 22 Guns
Illustrated London News
1863
$130.00Illustrated-London-NewsSteam-Corvette-Racoon-22-GunsFine wood engraving of the British Steam Corvette Racoon, 22 Guns. From the Illustrated London News published from London in 1863, during the hostilities to the west of the U.S. Civil War. <br></br> Would frame nicely and present as a fine, thoughtful gift. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." (Source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_engraving" target="_blank">INTERNET</a> ) </div>
1027Coming Soon!DetailsWoolsey, W.B.1869
Lithograph of the Union Naval Gunboat Nipsic
Woolsey, W.B.
1869
$35.00Woolsey--W-B-Lithograph-of-the-Union-Naval-Gunboat-NipsicSOLD<br></br> Color lithograph of the 836-ton U.S. Navy screw gunboat Nipsic, launched June 1863 at Portsmouth Naval Yard in Kittery, Maine. In late 1863 and early 1864 Nipsic engaged in operations against Murrell's Inlet and Georgetown, South Carolina. In June 1864, she captured a sailing blockade runner. </br></br> From Charles Boynton's "The History of the Navy during the Rebellion". Printed by Major and Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing, and Lithograph Company, 71 Broadway, New York.
1028Coming Soon!DetailsWoolsey, W.B.1869
Lithograph of the U.S. Naval Frigate Wabash
Woolsey, W.B.
1869
$35.00Woolsey--W-B-Lithograph-of-the--U-S--Naval-Frigate-WabashSOLD<br></br> Attractive color lithograph of the 4808-ton U.S. Navy steam screw frigate Wabash. The Wabash was launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard in October 1855. During 1861 Wabash blockaded the Confederacy's Atlantic Coast and engaged in the capture of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, and Port Royal, South Carolina. The Wabash was flagship of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, an active force in the Blockade of Charleston, S.C., in 1862-64. She paricipated in the December 1864 and January 1865 assaults on Fort Fisher, North Carolina. </br></br> From Charles Boynton's "The History of the Navy during the Rebellion". Printed by Major and Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing, and Lithograph Company, 71 Broadway, New York.
505Coming Soon!DetailsBrockhaus, F.A.1870
Seewesen (Sailing Ship with Rigging)
Brockhaus, F.A.
1870
$190.00Brockhaus--F-A-Seewesen-(Sailing-Ship-with-Rigging)Original antique steel engraving of a 19th sailing ship and its rigging. Ship dates to the early period when ships converted from sail to steam- a single smokestack is visible amidships. Details of numerous ship's blocks, sails, spars, and nautical knots. Plate 12. Leipzig, Germany.
398Coming Soon!DetailsFreeman, Josiah1873
Bark Ashore at Surfside
Freeman, Josiah
1873
$270.00Freeman--JosiahBark-Ashore-at-SurfsideStereoview phoby Nantucket photographer Joseph Freeman of the sailing bark Minmaneuth aground near Miacomet Pond on Nantucket's south shore. The vessel was enroute from Rio de Janiero to Boston with 4000 bags of coffee when she came ashore. The Minmaneuth was lightened of its load and refloated. The grounding had a positive result in that it prompted construction of a lifesaving station at Surfside beach. The stereoview shows passengers, shaded by parasols, sitting atop bags of coffee as they wait for the rest of the cargo to be unloaded. <BR> </BR> The Nantucket Historical Association describes Freeman as the first of three great 19th century Nantucket photographers including Henry Wyer and Harry Platt. Josiah Freeman first opened a shop with David Coffin on the island in 1864 and remained in business until retirement in 1892. ( Historic Nantucket, Vol 35, no. 2 (Oct. 1987), p. 12-14)
388Coming Soon!DetailsBell, Richard1877
Cruise of the U.S. Flagship Richmond
Bell, Richard
1877
$2,400.00Bell--RichardCruise-of-the-U-S--Flagship-RichmondLarge antique lithographed vaval poster, a momento from the Atlantic and Pacific cruise of the U.S. <b>wooden steam-sloop Richmond</b> during 1872 to 1877. This poster-sized lithograph documents the crew and ports of call for the Richmond from the time it was put on commission at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 18, 1872 until it was decomissioned at the Boston Navy Yard in September 1877. <BR> </BR> The Richmond had a long history of heroic service from the time it was launched in 1860. The sloop saw much action during the Civil War as part of the <b>Gulf Blockading Squadron</b> at the head of passes in the Mississippi River. The sloop was damaged during several engagments including an attack by David Farragut's squadron against Mobile bay, and an attack on Port Hudson. The valor of the crew on that vessel resulted in awards of the Medal of Honor to 32 marine guard and crew members, more than any other Union vessel in the Civil War. <BR> </BR> Lists the crew, oficers, and marine guard by name and rate. The print also contains a description of the ship's armaments and statistics: 259 feet length overall, draft 17.6 feet, engine, and much more. <BR> </BR> We have been unable to locate another copy anywhere of this print that was apparently designed as a souvenier for the ship's crew. Probably very few copies were printed as the officers, marine guard and crew totaled only about 300.<BR> </BR> Bottom section lists the numerous ports visted during the entire cruise of 60,583 1/4 miles with both arrival and departure dates. The cruise included a transit of the Strait of Magellan and visits to San Francisco and many other Pacific ports of call on the west coast of South and Central America. Compiled by Richard Bell, Yeoman. Printed by Rand, Avery and Company. Boston.<BR> </BR>
1130Coming Soon!DetailsOcean Steamship Company of Savannah1886
Antique Trade Card for the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah Georgia
Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah
1886
$180.00Ocean-Steamship-Company-of-SavannahAntique-Trade-Card-for-the-Ocean-Steamship-Company-of-Savannah-GeorgiaVery scarce trade card for the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah. This antique trade card records the names of steamships and their sailing dates for this Savannah, Georgia based shipping company. <br></br> The Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah was founded in 1872 with passenger and cargo service between the cotton export port of Savannah, Georgia and the northern export ports of New York and Boston. This company was a subsidiary of the Central of Georgia Railway and was integral in moving cotton from Georgia and Alabama to New York and Boston, Massachusetts over the next seventy years. <br></br> Steamships listed on the card include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>City of Augusta</li> <li>Chattahoochee></li> <li>Nacooche></li> <li>Tallahassee></li> <li>City of Savannah></li> </ul> </div> Sailing dates listed on the back of the card are for routes from New York to Savannah, GA. during November 1886.
289Coming Soon!DetailsProvidence, Fall River and Newport Steamboat Co.1904
Brochure- Providence , Fall River and Newport Steamboat Co
Providence, Fall River and Newport Steamboat Co.
1904
$165.00Providence--Fall-River-and-Newport-Steamboat-Co-Brochure--Providence---Fall-River-and-Newport-Steamboat-CoScarce antique eight-page brochure and map for the Providence, Fall River and Newport Steamboat Company, 136 Dyer Street, Providence, Rhode Island. This small brochure, dated internally to 1904, contains time tables, descriptive information on each port and sightseeing tips and advertisements from local businesses and resorts. <BR> </BR> Contains a list of the eight steamers comprising the company's fleet and their passenger capacity: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Mount Hope - 2000 persons</li> <li>Warwick - 2000 persons</li> <li>Richard Borden - 1500 persons</li> <li>City of Newport - 1100 persons</li> <li>Favorite - 1100 persons</li> <li>What Cheer - 750 persons</li> <li>Squantum - 850 persons</li> <li>Baltimore - 500 persons</li> </ul> </div>
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.
638Coming Soon!DetailsMerchant Navy Comforts Service1939
On the Atlantic Front
Merchant Navy Comforts Service
1939
$500.00Merchant-Navy-Comforts-ServiceOn-the-Atlantic-FrontEarly original WWII lithographed poster from 1939 depicting a merchant vessel running in heavy seas by artist Ellis Silas. <br><br/> This old poster was produced by the Merchant Navy Comforts Service ( M.N.C.S. ) to garner donations for its activities in support of U.K. merchant seamen during the long battle with German submarines for the Atlantic Ocean. Message within the poster reads: <dir class="indenttextblock">" Send your thanks to the men who are winning the battle of the Atlantic by a donation to Merchant Navy Comforts Service, Appeal Headquarters: 62, Heath St. London, N.W.3."</dir> <br><br/> The Merchant Navy Comforts Service provided warm clothing, books, and other supplies to seamen. Of special interest were the emergency rescue kits that the M.N.C.S. provided to destroyers and other vessels that often rescued sailors from the icy Atlantic. Each kit contained 10 items of hand-knitted and store-bought clothing and it is reported that over a 2 year period 85,000 kits were distributed. <br><br/> Published by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd. London.
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.