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654Map of the Elbe River and Hamburg, GermanyDetailsJansson, Jan1648
Elbe River with Hamburg Germany
Jansson, Jan
$600.00Jansson--JanElbe-River-with-Hamburg-GermanyBeautiful, hand-colored map of the Elbe ( Albis ) River by Jan Jansson (Johanne Jansonnious) from 1648. Attractive inset profile of Hamburg, Germany "Emporium Hamburgum" with 17 referenced buildings tied to explantory notes. Traces the course of the Elbe River from "De Noordt Zee" past Brokdorf, Gluckstadt, Stade, Buxtehude, past Hamburg, and ends at Geesthact. Numerous towns, chuches, windmills and other structure are noted by name. Latin text. Published from Amsterdam.
324Engraved print of a 17th century ship firing cannon by FurttenbachDetailsWagner, Johann Christoph1684
Untitled - Kriegsschiff
Wagner, Johann Christoph
$400.00Wagner--Johann-ChristophUntitled---KriegsschiffAntique print of a decorative 3 masted sailing vessel firing stern cannon. This early wood-block print shows a early 17th century vessel of war. Interesting feature of this time period are the six crows nests. These would have been used in battle to hurl stones, javelins and even caustic substances down on the heads of the opposition forces. An opportunity to own a plate that was first published in Furttenbach's very scarce 1629 classic of naval architecture "Architectura Navalis" . Interesting rigging! <BR> </BR> Note: Seller has attributed the source as Wagner's "Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici in Oriente Eine Grundrichtige Beschreibung deß ganzen Aufgangs", published in Augsburg 1684. "N3" at upper left.
129Old antique nautical navigation print engravingDetailsLotter, T.C.1749
Novissimum Astronomiae
Lotter, T.C.
$475.00Lotter--T-C-Novissimum-AstronomiaeContemporary hand color enlivens this dense chart of Astronomical and Geographic theory. Graphic elements that make the mid-eighteenth century Latin explanations spring to life include a backstaff, sundial and astronomical diagram. Single vertical centerfold.
1261Nautical engineering  views of a large three-deck ship-of-the-line.DetailsHeck, Georg1849
Antique plans and architectural details for a three-decked warship ship-of-the-line.
Heck, Georg
$0.00Heck--GeorgAntique-plans-and-architectural-details-for-a-three-decked-warship-ship-of-the-line-SOLD <br><br> Maritime architectural print of views of a large three-deck ship-of-the-line. This antique print is full of nautical renderings including a plan of the hull contour; an elevation view showing side framing; a cutaway showing bottom-deck framing plan; a stowage plan view; and numerous smaller details related to naval architecture. Steel-plate engraving.
1410German colored lithograph from 1874 of naval flags and ensigns.DetailsBrockhaus, F.A.1870
Flaggenkarte or Naval Flags
Brockhaus, F.A.
$99.00Brockhaus--F-A-Flaggenkarte-or-Naval-FlagsAttractive German lithograph ca. 1870 of naval flags and ensigns titled "Seewesen". Shown with nautical and navigational artifacts including a sounding lead (60). As is typical on antique sounding leads, the center was left hollow to receive a soft piece of wax or tallow. The wax would pick up sediment (rocks, sand, silt) from the bottom enabling the navigator to possess simultaneous knowledge of another variable in addition to water depth. <BR> </BR> Together water depth and bottom composition helped provide a more accurate estimate of a ship's position. Sailing directions for hundred of years were likely to carry information about the sea floor such as "When the big rock is about 1/2 mile distant off your port beam and you find 20 fathoms of water and sandy bottom you are appproaching the rivers' mouth. Be sure to keep at least 6 fathoms and beware stony bottom at edges of channel." <BR> </BR> Other instruments include a compass, taffrail log, sextant, speaking trumpet and barometer. <BR> </BR> Attribution at bottom beneath mat reads : "Druck und verlag von F.A.Brockhaus in Leipzig". Archivally matted. Total size with mat is 17" W x 14" H. Sheet
462German colored lithograph from 1874 of naval flags and ensignsDetailsBrockhaus, F.A.1870
Naval Flags
Brockhaus, F.A.
$0.00Brockhaus--F-A-Naval-FlagsSOLD<br></br> German lithograph ca. 1870 of naval flags and ensigns.
505Original antique steel engraving of a sailing ship and its rigging.DetailsBrockhaus, F.A.1870
Seewesen (Sailing Ship with Rigging)
Brockhaus, F.A.
$190.00Brockhaus--F-A-Seewesen-(Sailing-Ship-with-Rigging)Original antique steel engraving of a 19th sailing ship and its rigging. Ship dates to the early period when ships converted from sail to steam- a single smokestack is visible amidships. Details of numerous ship's blocks, sails, spars, and nautical knots. Plate 12. Leipzig, Germany.