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A breakdown of a 17th-century Dutch merchant ship

[ALLARD, Carel]. Verklaaring der letteren en getalen, aangewezen in het volmaakt schip.
Amsterdam, Mattheus Woortman (active: 1759-1767). Folio broadsheet (50 x 30 cm), with an engraving of a ship (image size: 15.5 x 21 cm) above (coloured by a contemporary hand), letterpress text below in 3 columns, and the imprint at the foot. Full description
€ 1,750
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Rare print series by celebrated marine painter Ludolf Bakhuizen

BAKHUIZEN (BACKHUYSEN), Ludolf. d'Y Stroom, en zeegezichten.
Amsterdam, "1701" [= ca.  1751]. Foolscap oblong 1mo (33 x 42 cm). Engraved calligraphic title-page (16.5 x 23.8 cm), mezzotint portrait of Bakhuizen (18.5 x 14.4 cm), probably by Jacob Gole, with a 4-line Latin verse by Joan van Broekhuizen printed from a separate plate, and 10 etched plates, the first with a 6-line Dutch verse by Bakhuizen printed from a separate plate. The first plate measures 19.7 x 25.9 cm, the others ca. 17.5 x 23.5 cm. Loose sheets inserted in modern portfolio. Full description
€ 18,500
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Jamestown on the island Saint Helena, seen in 1805, painted in oils on brass

[BELLASIS, George Hutchins, after]. [Jamestown, Saint Helena, seen from the sea in 1805].
[Place of production unknown, ca. 1815? after an 1806 print]. Oil painting on a thin brass plate (11.5 x 15.5 cm) showing the town of Jamestown on the island Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, with 2 ships and a smaller sailboat in the bay before the town, the fortress on the promontory to the left, the houses, governor's residence and church in the centre with the valley and mountains behind. In an ebonized wooden frame and gilt inner frame (24 x 27.5 cm). Full description
€ 7,500
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18th-century sales poster for the galleon "De Maria"

BONTEKONINGH, Joannes and Dirk (brokers). ... presenteeren (uyt der hand) te verkoopen, een extraordinary welbezeylt galjoot-schip, genaamt De Maria: is in 't jaar 1711 nieuw uytgehaalt,... en tegenwoordigh in de Nieuwe Zyds Waal, agter de Oude Stads Herbergh, is leggende.
Amsterdam, Karel van Rijschooten II, [ca. 1750]. Half-sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21 cm). Tipped onto a piece of paperboard. Full description
€ 1,500
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The advantages of steam vessels, with 5 large folding plans

CAMPAIGNAC, Antoine Bernard. De l'état actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils a vapeur marins sont susceptibles; suivi de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.
Paris, L. Mathias (back of half-title: printed by Guiraudet & Jouaust), 1842. 4to. With 5 large engraved folding plans and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold- and blind-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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12 delicate Chinese pith paintings

[CHINESE WATERCOLOURS]. [Album with 12 Chinese watercolours].
[China, 19th century]. Oblong album (23.5 x 33.5 cm) with 12 delicate gouache and watercolour paintings on so-called rice paper (each ca. 19 x 28 cm), mounted on the album's leaves, each painting framed with strips of blue silk ribbon backed with paper attached at the corners. Embroidered binding (1917 or earlier), green braided ties. Full description
€ 4,800
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Extensively illustrated guide to seamanship

COMTE, Pieter le. Praktikale zeevaartkunde en theoretische kennis, voor handel en scheepvaart.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1842. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27 x 25 cm). With numerous tables in text and 121 engraved plates (numbered I-CXX plus LIII A), showing 684 numbered illustrations (1 coloured by hand) all engraved by D. Veelwaard after drawings by Le Comte. Modern brown morocco. Full description
€ 1,500
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17th-century auction poster of the galleon "Stadt Sant Malo", built & auctioned in Amsterdam

DANSER, Claas and Jacob ABRABANEL (brokers). … presenteeren by openbare opveylinge aen de meest daer voor biedende te verkopen, een extraordinary sterck gebouwt en welbezeylt boeyer galjoot-schip, genaemt de Stadt Sant Malo, is in 't jaar 1685 nieuw uytgehaalt.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Boterenbroot, [1699]. 4to broadside (ca. 34.5 x 21 cm). Full description
€ 875
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Wood and its application in naval architecture

[DUPUY DE LÔME, Stanislas Charles Henri]. Instruction sur les bois de marine et leur application aux constructions navales.Including:
Tarif pour la recette et le classement des bois de construction.
Tarif A [-Tableau B].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand (colophon part 2: printed by Firmin Didot; part 3: printed by the widow Bouchard-Huzard), [1859]. 4to. With 58 numbered plates, including 42 engraved (3 folding) and 16 chromolithographed, 6 numbered full-page woodcut illustrations on integral leaves and 5 wood-engraved mathematical figures in text. Contemporary green cloth. Full description
€ 2,750
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