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1770 OZANNE, Nicolas - Warships Sea Battle 40 Canon - hand colored engraving

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OZANNE, Nicolas Marie (1728-1811).

Superb and very rare engraving from:

Marine Militaire ou Recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent à la guerre suivis des manoeuvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l'attaque et la defense des ports. Paris: chez l'auteur, [ca. 1770].

24 x 15.5 cm ; 9.4 x 6.1 inches

Fine copper engraving with hand color. Some staining to upper margin.

The war ship is described in the engraved text, including use, armament, names of sail and mastage and crew complement.

Ozanne--engraver, naval engineer and official naval artist--was appointed in 1769 to teach ship construction and naval tactics to the royal princes. This elegant and concise work, combining all of his talents, grew out of his teaching duties. 

Benezit VI:471; Bibliographie Maritime Française 7234; Brunet IV, 304; Cohen-de Ricci p.778.