Arnaves, J.

1683

Naval Architecture- Pieces of an First Rate French Warship circa 1683

Descriptions de toutes les pieces qui entrant dans la constructions d'un vaisseaux du premier rang lors quelles sont faconneez prestes de mettre en oeuvre leurs liaison et nombre de chacune.

DESCRIPTION: Highly interesting and very 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."

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.

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.

Published from Toulon, France, the home to the regular French naval forces ( Vaisseaux ).

CREATOR: Arnaves, J.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1683

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Fair+.  Laid to another sheet of paper long ago to provide strength, perhaps when issued. Browning and a few spots. Repaired separation at bottom centerfold.

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ENGRAVER: Arnaves, J.

SIZE: 27 " x 17 "

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PRICE: $2600


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