Henri Sbonski de Passebon

1690

Antique 17th Century Cutaway View of French Admiral's Flagship

Coupe d'un Amiral de 104 pieces de Canon avec ses principales proportions et les noms des pieces du dedans

DESCRIPTION: Antique and scarce 1690 cutaway architectural view of a French Admiral's flagship of 104 cannons. Bernard Quaritch's Catalog No. 229. 1 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".

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.

1 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.

CREATOR: Henri Sbonski de Passebon

PUBLICATION DATE: 1690

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. Central vertical centerfold darker and with repaired separation at bottom centerfold.

COLORING: 

ENGRAVER: Claude Randon

SIZE: 22 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 55

PRICE: $750


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