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Auction 99, Lot 557

"Nouvelle Carte pour conduire a la Connoissance de la Marine et a demontrere la plus part des Instrumens", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Ships

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Black & White

23 x 18.6 inches
58.4 x 47.2 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.


Condition: A

Slight toning, overall very good with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $700

Closed on 6/12/2002