Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 64
 

64

A SET OF TECHNICAL DRAWINGS BY PIERRE OZANNE,...

A SET OF TECHNICAL DRAWINGS BY PIERRE OZANNE, PRODUCED TO ILLUSTRATE PIERRE-ALEXANDER FORFAIT'S TRAITÉ DE LA MÂTURE DES VAISSEAUX, À L'USAGE DES ÉLÈVES DE LA MARINE, CIRCA 1788
comprising 18 numbered pages of numerous original technical drawings mainly about masts, on laid paper in pen and ink, and pen and wash, contained within a later quarter calf folding box, the drawings 14 x 9¾in. (35.5 x 24.5cm); together with Pierre-Alexandre FORFAIT: Traité élémentaire de la mâture des vaisseaux, à l'usage des élèves de la marine, published by Clousier, Paris, 1788 (1st Edition), tables, technical vocabulary, 294 pages, plus 22 folding engraved plates, contemporary French mottled calf, gilt decorated spine in compartments including a red Morocco title piece -- 10½ x 8½in. (26.5 x 21.5cm.)
(2)

The printed version included with this lot comprises 24 folding engraved plates, these drawings are about double the size of the engraved versions, and contain period corrections.

Pierre Ozanne (1737-1813) together with his brother Nicholas, was one of the most significant naval draughtsmen of mid-late 18th Century France and amongst other services, was Professor of Drawing at the Naval Academy; The Marine Engineer Pierre-Alexandre Forfait (1752 -1807), was the author of many works, some of which have been published. The Traité de la mature.. was ordered by the Ministry De Castries, for the education of Naval Cadets. The success of the book made Forfait a member of the Académie des Sciences.

Sold for £6,200
Estimated at £5,000 - £8,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
mostly a little damaged at some margins and most top fore-corners with occasional slight damage to drawings

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A SET OF TECHNICAL DRAWINGS BY PIERRE OZANNE, PRODUCED TO ILLUSTRATE PIERRE-ALEXANDER FORFAIT'S TRAITÉ DE LA MÂTURE DES VAISSEAUX, À L'USAGE DES ÉLÈVES DE LA MARINE, CIRCA 1788
comprising 18 numbered pages of numerous original technical drawings mainly about masts, on laid paper in pen and ink, and pen and wash, contained within a later quarter calf folding box, the drawings 14 x 9¾in. (35.5 x 24.5cm); together with Pierre-Alexandre FORFAIT: Traité élémentaire de la mâture des vaisseaux, à l'usage des élèves de la marine, published by Clousier, Paris, 1788 (1st Edition), tables, technical vocabulary, 294 pages, plus 22 folding engraved plates, contemporary French mottled calf, gilt decorated spine in compartments including a red Morocco title piece -- 10½ x 8½in. (26.5 x 21.5cm.)
(2)

The printed version included with this lot comprises 24 folding engraved plates, these drawings are about double the size of the engraved versions, and contain period corrections.

Pierre Ozanne (1737-1813) together with his brother Nicholas, was one of the most significant naval draughtsmen of mid-late 18th Century France and amongst other services, was Professor of Drawing at the Naval Academy; The Marine Engineer Pierre-Alexandre Forfait (1752 -1807), was the author of many works, some of which have been published. The Traité de la mature.. was ordered by the Ministry De Castries, for the education of Naval Cadets. The success of the book made Forfait a member of the Académie des Sciences.