Henri Sbonski de Passebon
1690

Polacre a la voille

Polacre a la voille

DESCRIPTION: "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.

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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.


Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis"
Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis"
Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"

CREATOR: Henri Sbonski de Passebon

PUBLICATION DATE: 1690

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

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CONDITION: Good  On heavy wove paper. Strong impression and platemark. Repaired splitting at centerfold near margin . Two vertical folds as issued.

COLORING: Modern, meticulous hand color.

ENGRAVER: Claude Randon

SIZE: 22 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 50

PRICE: $2500

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