Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Torch')

 
  Lot 63
 

63

Frederick CHAPMAN: Architectura Navalis...

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 very good copy of modern half calf, modern gilt title label on front cover, folio -- 23¾ x 18¼in. (60.5 x 46.5cm.)

This splendid and impressively-sized production represents the most important work of naval architecture of the 18th century, surpassing Jombert, Duchamel du Monceau and other works by naval architects. 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 £8,680
Estimated at £7,000 - £9,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
very small tear in fold of title, very clean 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 very good copy of modern half calf, modern gilt title label on front cover, folio -- 23¾ x 18¼in. (60.5 x 46.5cm.)

This splendid and impressively-sized production represents the most important work of naval architecture of the 18th century, surpassing Jombert, Duchamel du Monceau and other works by naval architects. 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.