Below a small but spectacular selection of exquisite Marine prints
THE GREAT WESTERN STEAM SHIP
Famous English Marine print
Author: PAPPRILL, H.
[after] COTEMAN, J.S.
Great Western Steam Ship.
This Print is dedicated to the directors of the Great Western Steam Company,
By their obedient Servants, The Publishers.
Published, Date: London, Ackermann & Co., 86, StrandJuly 21st, 1838.
Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint. Besides a small spot bottom right in the sky only some moderate time staining.
Dimensions: 50,2 by 37,6 cm. (20 by 15 inches) on plate border in a larger sheet with over 5 cm margins.
fine depiction of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Britain. She was, when
constructed, the fastest ship to complete the transatlantic crossing. She
was an iron-strapped, wooden, side-wheel paddle steamer (with four masts to
hoist the auxiliary sails), designed by the great railway engineer Isambard
Kingdom Brunel. The hull was built of oak by traditional methods. It was the
largest steamship of its time, measuring 236 ft (71.93 m) in length, and
designed to carry 148 passengers. It included a big passenger saloon (75
feet long by 34 feet (10 m) at its widest). The sails were not just intended
to provide auxiliary propulsion, but were used in rough seas to keep the
ship on an even keel and ensure that both paddle wheels remained in the
water, driving the ship in a straight line.
A pair of most important
French Marine prints.
Published in Marseille France in the beginning of the 18th century
An atlas containing this
prints was offered at
the 2006 Amsterdam Antiquarian book fair
for a substantial price of 25.000 EURO for the volume.
1-Navire-Amiral Admiral ship
Marseille, Laurent Brémont, 1715-26
large prints old coloured at the time.
very good. Of course with the original middle fold and moderate age
Price on request
Item inventory Company info