Architectura Navalis Mercatoria.

By: Chapman (F.H. af)

Price: £95.00

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102pp text, folding frontis, 62 fold-out plates printed on both sidesû(on tinted paper), the plates unfold to a size of 34.5cm x 45cm, text figs,ûlarge format (34.5cm x 25cm), handsome decorated brown cloth, in originalûdw. Bruzelius, page 57: This is a magnificent collection of plans of merchantûships, privateers, and pleasure craft comprising: First Class: tenûdraughts of frigate built ships of 1140 to 65 tons with ship, snow,ûschooner or sloop rigging; Second Class: Four draughts of hagboats of 1164ûto 548 tons with ship rigging; Third Class: Six draughts of pink builtûships of 416 to 52 tons with ship, snow, brigantine or sloop rigging;ûFourth Class: Ten draughts of cat built ships of 1097 to 43 tons withûship, snow, brigantine or sloop rigging; Fifth Class: Ten draughts of barkûbuilt ships of 1257 to 41 tons with ship, snow, brigantine or sloopûrigging; 16 draughts of vessels of small draught of water; Five draughtsûof packet ships; Ten draughts of pleasure vessels for sailing; Eightûdraughts of vessels for rowing; Twenty-Two draughts of boats, large andûsmall for the use of ships; Thirteen draughts of privateers; Elevenûdraughts of vessels of war; Nine draughts of merchant ships or vessels;ûTwo plates of launching and manner of rigging; The frontispiece ofûStockholm harbour is engraved by Arre, the rest of the plates wereûengraved by Chapman's nephew Lars Bogman.ûThe intended text volume was not published until 1775 and with the titleûTractat om Skepps-Byggeriet and was then a work on its own.ûAJS: Architectura Navalis Mercatoria by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman wasûoriginally published in Sweden in 1768 and was a pioneering work turningûshipbuilding into a science. This edition incorporates the later text,ûTractat om Skepps-Byggeriet of 1775 (Treatise on Shipbuilding). Togetherûthese works are virtually a manual of design for various types of craft ofûthe period. There have been a number of editions of Chapman's work, Frenchû1779, English 1815, Russian; and in 1864 a German edition. In the 20thûcentury a number of reprints and extracts have been issued, however, thisûedition brings together the two works in an attractive and useable form.

Title: Architectura Navalis Mercatoria.

Author Name: Chapman (F.H. af)

Categories: Architecture/Engineering,

Publisher: 1768 rp 1971,

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 8673