"Marine, Fig 1, Coupe d'un Vaisseau dans toute sa Longuer. Fig 2. Coupe d'une Galere dans toute sa longueur", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
25.3 x 12.8 inches
64.3 x 32.5 cm
Large cross-section views of two sailing ships in great detail. Finely engraved with detail right down to individual planks. Interior view of all holds including examples of cargo, mast steps, keel and ballast detail, sleeping quarters, windlass detail, ladders, and more. The upper cross-section is of a sleek cargo runner and the other of a deep-hulled three master. Drawn by Goussier and engraved by Benard. A terrific engraving.
Strong engraving and fine color on a full sheet of hand laid paper with two large watermarks. Bit of minor surface soil in one area only.