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Ship-Building Plate CCCCXLV

Date: 1840
Dimensions:
Overall: 273 x 210 mm, 0.008 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Steel engraving
Object No: 00019694
Place Manufactured:Edinburgh

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    Description
    This engraving is one of 15 published in 'Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: Being the Article 'Ship-Building' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Seventh Edition' written by naval architect Augustin F B Creuze and published in 1840.

    The large scene shows Norman shipping of the fourteenth century (taken from Jean Froissart's Chronicles). At the top are two ships of the eleventh century (taken from the Bayeux Tapestry), including Harold, Earl of Wessex landing in Normandy and William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy invading England.

    The encyclopaedia refers to the illustration to describe the term 'buckler-ports' as most probably derived from 'when the bucklers of the knights were ranged along the sides of the ship, as they are represented in the illustrations of Froissart, and the early chronicles, and even in the Bayeux Tapestry' (p. 12. 'Ship-Building', 1840).
    SignificanceThis engraving comes from the first edition of the separate book issue of Creuze's highly influential article on naval architecture.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Ship-Building Plate CCCCXLV

    Primary title: ENGRAVING OF NORMAN SHIPPING ENTITLED `SHIPBUILDING', (PUBLISHED BY ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA), STEEL ENGRAVING ON WHITE PAPER

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