BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas.
MARINE, Plan des Formes Baties a Rochefort pour la Construction des Vaisseaux du Roy.
This beautiful print, engraved from drawings by the French hydrographer, Bellin, shows a dry dock for the building of ‘ships of the King’ by the Charente River. The print shows in detail the structure of the docks and the mechanics of the locks for flooding and draining the dock. Engraved by Benard.
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Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Size: 43.5 x 34 cm. (17 x 13 inches).