"Nouvelle Carte pour Conduire a la Connoissance de la Marine et a Demontrer la Plus Part des Instrumens qui Serventa...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Prints Ships
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 18.8 inches
58.9 x 47.8 cm
This is a fascinating folio sheet filled with engravings of ships and navigation instruments. At center is a large view of a frigate showing the rigging in great detail. Other engravings include methods of construction, naval combat, several different types of ships, compasses, sextant, quadrant, volvelle, and a superb windrose. French text descriptions below the engravings.
A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a few small worm holes only visible when held to light.