Marine Royalle d'Angleterre.
Very fine and decorative manuscript table in pen and coloured ink with occasional watercolour wash. Sheet 755 x 355mm.
An accurate and detailed contemporary list of ships serving in the Royal Navy as recorded by a French hand. Divided into 3 principal sections, 'Vaisaux. De Lignes', 'Batus. Armes' and 'Fregates', there are columns of named ships with figures for their guns and souls aboard. All the information is collated into a 'Resultat' table at the bottom which records a total figure of 308 vessels carrying 13788 canon and 115240 men. Laid paper, watermarked 'Honig & Zoonen', well-known Dutch papermakers between 1737 and 1787 of Zaandyk, Holland.
[Ref: 276] £880.00