Auction 165, Lot 740

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 11/15/2017

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