Auction 101, Lot 515

"Neue Tafel, vor alle Liebhabers, und See-fahrende Personen Stellet vor ein Orlog oder Kriegs-Schiff mit seinen volligen Tow & Seilwerck Sampt einen Durchgeschnittnen Schiff…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Ships

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Fabulous large sheet with construction and rigging detail of a three-masted 96 gun man-o-war. The rendering provides great detail of the ship's equipment, construction, rigging, etc. The main part of the engraving is composed of engraved views. The first is a large and extraordinarily detailed cutaway showing all five decks. Above this is another showing the ship at anchor and explaining the rigging in great detail. Tables keyed to these drawings name and locate over 170 lines, pieces of equipment, and locations on the ship! Plus two detailed vignettes of the bow show a masthead as a Lion. Table of detailed specifications gives further detail on ship's size, capacity, crew, etc. All surrounded by 17 smaller vignettes showing cross-section views, ribbing and planking details, compass and astrolabe detail, dry docks, etc. You could construct your own model from these drawings. Beautiful 32-point compass rose at lower right.

References:

Condition: A

Attractive later color.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,100

Unsold

Closed on 12/4/2002

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