Auction 112, Lot 755

"Marine Pl. 16", Diderot, Denis

Subject: Ships

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Encyclopedie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 14 inches
25.4 x 35.6 cm

Fine copper engraved view showing multiple ships and related implements, decorated with a 32-point compass rose. Shows several ships with various sail configurations, detailed drawings of numerous line blocks and other images of a large ship being righted by a smaller vessel and a sailor caulking planks. Engraved by Benard.

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Condition: A

Fine impression on thick hand laid paper with watermarks. Marginal foxing and a little toning in image, still very good.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/28/2005

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