Coupe d'une galere avec ses proportions.
Engraving. Platemark: 430 x 560mm (17 x 22").
One of a series of 17 engravings by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. A scarce cutaway print of a standard late 17th century French galley with a detailed description of parts (in French). Below the galley is a representation of the keel-form at the shipyard on which the keel was apparently built up. De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved.
[Ref: 32072] £260.00