ARTILLERIE DE LA MARINE - Maritz- 1758

A 92 page in-12 unpublished manuscript by Jean Maritz.


- 42 pages of unpublished drawings

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Author : Jean MARITZ
 ARTILLERIE DE LA MARINE - Maritz- 1758

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This book is a faithful reproduction of the manuscript by Jean. Maritz who was a "General Inspector of the Navy and Army ordnance casting".
Beginning in 1752, Maritz was in charge of setting up the drill machine (invented by his father) in the ironworks working for the Navy. The machine was based on the principle of horizontal drilling, with fixed drills and a cannon turning revolving on itself. This new technique made the manufacturing process more regular and respectful of the dimensions that were then strictly defined, as is evidenced by this manuscript.
As far as we know, this 1758 document is the first graphic translation of the introduction of standards for classic moulding designs.
It is therefore of outstanding historical interest.
Jean Maritz played a defining role in the designing and casing of ordnance, including both iron and bronze cannons. Maritz's eminent participation in finalizing the famous "GRIBEAUVAL system" is also deserving of recognition.
In 1758, Maritz also began the equestrian statue of Louis XV which was erected in Paris in 1763, in front of the Tuileries Palace. At that time the manufacturing of arms was also associated with a fine art like sculpture.

A 92 page in-12 unpublished manuscript by Jean Maritz including:
- 18 plates of encoded data on the dimensions
of different calibres for the casting of iron ordnance pieces.
- 42 pages of unpublished drawings
- 3 pages of manuscript notes

- A numbered original edition (200 copies)
- A two-color print on 120g Arches paper by Baud Printing House (1984 graphic Oscar)
- Traditional cloth binding as used
by the Lobstein and Laurenchet Workshop to reproduce the manuscript binding of the period.






Author : Jean MARITZ





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A 92 page in-12 unpublished manuscript by Jean Maritz.


- 42 pages of unpublished drawings

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