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Ship-Building Plate CCCCXLVI

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: 00019698
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 engraving depicts five ships illustrating Mediterranean shipping of the fifteenth century, taken from Bernhard von Breydenbach's 'Voyage to the Holy Land'. The vessels include a low oared galley with carronade, a single-masted caravel, a caravel under construction, and two caravels under sail.
    SignificanceThis engraving comes from the first edition of the separate book issue of Creuze's highly influential article on naval architecture.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: ENGRAVING OF MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY ENTITLED `SHIP - BUILDING', PUBLISHED BY ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, STEEL ENGRAVING ON WHITE PAPER

    Web title: Ship-Building Plate CCCCXLVI

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