Tue, 7th Jul 2020 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken)

 
  Lot 42
 

42

FREDERICK CHAPMAN: 'ARCHITECTURA NAVALIS MERCATORIA...' , FIRST EDITION, 1768; FREDRICK HENRIK CHAPMAN: 'NAVAL ARCHITECTURE - WAR VESSELS', CIRCA 1770

FREDERICK CHAPMAN: 'ARCHITECTURA NAVALIS MERCATORIA...'

Stockholm [no publisher], 1768, First Edition, engraved throughout, double page pictorial title by Arre, double-page dedication and 62 double-page plates, bound in a good copy of 19thC half roan, slightly worn, oblong folio -- 23¾ x 18¼in. (60.5 x 46.5cm.); together with War Vessels, circa 1770, assumed to be Chapman, 50 engraved plates of various sizes depicting naval diagrams (numbered I-XXVI), four signed F. Ringheim and one each by E. Henning and K.R., many folding, contemporary half calf (some wear) -- 20½ x 31½in. (52 x 80cm.)

(2)

This splendid and impressively-sized production represents the most important work of naval architecture of the 18th century, surpassing Jombert, Duchamel du Monceau among other works. An Englishman, Frederick Henry Chapman (1721-1808) was manager of the shipyard at Karlskrona and, under the direction of Gustav III, was the founder of the modern Swedish navy. This first edition (there were several printed later) is rare, partly owing to its practical use in shipyards of the period.

Sold for £5,208
Estimated at £2,500 - £3,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

title rather clumsily repaired at fore-margin, some insignificant spotting, mostly in the margins, title and dedication leaf distinctly shorter than the rest; wear to spine and covers, first plate creased, scattered mild foxed throughout.

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FREDERICK CHAPMAN: 'ARCHITECTURA NAVALIS MERCATORIA...'

Stockholm [no publisher], 1768, First Edition, engraved throughout, double page pictorial title by Arre, double-page dedication and 62 double-page plates, bound in a good copy of 19thC half roan, slightly worn, oblong folio -- 23¾ x 18¼in. (60.5 x 46.5cm.); together with War Vessels, circa 1770, assumed to be Chapman, 50 engraved plates of various sizes depicting naval diagrams (numbered I-XXVI), four signed F. Ringheim and one each by E. Henning and K.R., many folding, contemporary half calf (some wear) -- 20½ x 31½in. (52 x 80cm.)

(2)

This splendid and impressively-sized production represents the most important work of naval architecture of the 18th century, surpassing Jombert, Duchamel du Monceau among other works. An Englishman, Frederick Henry Chapman (1721-1808) was manager of the shipyard at Karlskrona and, under the direction of Gustav III, was the founder of the modern Swedish navy. This first edition (there were several printed later) is rare, partly owing to its practical use in shipyards of the period.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Unshaken), Tue, 7th Jul 2020

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