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Author: WITSEN, N. Title: Aeloude en hedendaegsche scheeps-bouw en bestier: waer in wijtloopigh wert verhandelt, de wijze van scheeps-timmeren, by Grieken en Romeynen ... beneffens evenmatige grootheden van schepen onses tijts, ontleet in alle hare deelen;
Description: Amst., C. Commelijn; Broer & Jan Appelaer, 1671. Small in folio. W. engr. front. (by Romeyn de Hooghe), 1 double page plate (at page 59, numbered 45, restored, margins frayed, some loss of engr. surface on lower right hand side), 104 engr. pls., and 9 engr. ills on slips, totalling 114 pls./ills. (pl. 19 a tear, p. 49/50, 63/64, 303/4 a tear, plate XVII upside down). Contemp. full overlapping vellum, title in ink on spine. [...]. (XVI, 516, 40, IV (index and binder's instructions) pp.). (Bookplate of the Scott Library Collection, Institute of Naval Architects, July 1930.). Van der Aa VII, p. 11/2: Cat. NHSM, p. 743: 2nd issue of the first edition of the first scientific book on shipbuilding published in the Netherlands, giving in detail the construction of the ship and the use of tools, rigging etc. used from the earliest times to date all over the world, for merchant- and war-ships. The very detailed plates after drawings by the author. Ships of all sizes and nations, from canoes to warships and from Chines junks to Venetian gondolas. The work also compares the French and English methods of shipbuilding with the Dutch one. Particulars of the 2nd issue described in the article by W. Nijhoff, 'De anglophobie van N.Witsen', in the periodical 'Het Boek' (Vol. X, p. 144): BdH. 5368: Not in Peters: Scott, 123: ' ... deals exhaustively with the design and construction of a ship of 60 guns; and also writes of ancient shipbuilding.': Maggs, Nautica, 583: 'The most famous Dutch work on shipbuilding and one of the classics of the art. There were 3 issues of the book ... and in this particular one sheet 'Ooo' has been reprinted in 2 lvs. instead of 4, details concerning the Dutch attack on Chatham having been omitted. This alteration in the text was probably due to the copy having been actually sold several years after the date of publication and when a more friendly feeling was afoot between England and Holland, possibly at the time of the marriage of William and Mary.': A very good copy.
Keywords: scheepsbouwkunde Czar Peter technology manuals
Price: EUR 8500.00 = appr. US$ 9238.20 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 16