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VAISSEAUX (les) de 50 et 64 canons

Jean BOUDRIOT & Hubert BERTI

50- AND 64-GUN SHIPS 1650–1780 AN HISTORICAL STUDY Accompanied by an original monograph of the period at 1:48 scale By M. Bigot de Morogues

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK

Volume One: 24 x 31cm format, full blue-grey cloth binding, sewn sections with headband, laminated inside dust jacket, with a four-color illustration of the prow of the 64-gun ship L'Artésien on the cover. 350 pages, 227 different drawings, photographs and illustrations, 32 lists of name boards and graphics, 115 gr paper, with two 4-color inset plates. The first is a copy of the jacket illustration, the second represents the complete model of L'Artésien.

Volume Two: Excerpts from Bigot de Morogues' manuscript, ten large plates (1:48 scale) offering a precise description of the 60-gun ship from 1740 to 1750. Multiple fold-out plates in 90 gr paper, in a laminated 4-color folder similar to the inside dust jacket of volume One.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER I
Essay on the origin of the royal fleet: 17th-c. research toward a theory of construction of these ships.
The regulations of 1670-71-73
Counsel on construction
Inspection of shipbuilding
Schools
Individuals and theoreticians
Publications
Models
Master-builders
Conclusion: the statute of 1689
Official texts: 1670-71-73-89

Evolution of the ship in the 18th century
From master-builders to engineers
The Paris School
The French Naval Academy
Statutes of 1765-72 and 1723-1785
Theoretical works
Savants
The end of an era, the 1786 Project
Annual lying down of ships and their builders, 1650-1722 and 1723-1785

Conceptual methodology
The groundwork
The so-called primary method
Method "de la tablette et du trébuchet"
Arc method
Equilateral triangle method
Blaise Pangalo's method
Graphic Method by Projection of Plans
Project for a 64-gun ship

CHAPTER II
Evolution of the 50- and 64-gun ship
Preliminary remarks
Observation on artillery
Observations on length
17th-c. evolution
50-gun ships List 1660-1696
64-gun ships List 1670-1694
18th-c. evolution :
50-gun ships
List 1700-1759 (50-gun ships)
64-gun ships
50- and 64-gun ships on the high sea
List 1730-1778 (64 -gun ships)
Various representations of 64-gun ships on the high sea
Excerpts Manual dedicated to the royal Navy in 1755
Notebook of various operations

Complementary data
Accommodations on 64-gun vessels
A note on artillery
A note on masting and sails
The evolution of extension of length
A note on costs
A note on the weight of the 64-gun ship
The laying down of ships of the line 1660-1779
Recapitulation list of 50- and 64-gun vessels

CHAPTER III
M. Bigot de Morogues's manuscript
Presentation of the manuscript
On the art of drawing plans of elevation
On the art of drawing moulds
Ship's construction in practice
A sample décor
Ten plates interspersed in the text

CHAPTER IV
A variety of ship's models of 64-gun vessels
Model of the Prince de Parme (about 1748) - 37 views
Model of the Bien Aimé (about 1750) - 44 views
Model of the Artésien (1765) - 25 views
Model of the Assuré (1745) - 6 views
Model of the Vengeur (1766) - 5 views