MANUSCRIT - Construction des vaisseaux - 1680

The historical significance of the manuscript by François Coulomb, one of the most prestigious builders under the reign of the Sun King, is undeniably exceptional. 

268-page in 23 x 15 cm format,  with 12-plate appendix.

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Author : Coulomb François

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Construction of ships including the names of every parts, the way they are assembled and fastened, as well as the general proportions of the masting. 

by Coulomb François -1680.

The book : 268-page in 23 x 15 cm format, printed on 150-gr ivory paper, sewn and white cloth binding with 12-plate appendix.

 

The historical significance of the manuscript by François Coulomb, one of the most prestigious builders under the reign of the Sun King, is undeniably exceptional. 

 

Presumably, it is the first mémoire treating the different aspects of the subject, and is dedicated to naval construction under the reign of Louis XIV.

François Coulomb wrote this manuscript in 1683 as part of the construction schools curriculum requested by Colbert and created in each of the major shipyards throughout the kingdom for the formation of marine officers.

This unique document was the subject of numerous transcriptions included in various mémoires through a period extending to 1725.  This large distribution is a testament to the significance of this work.

Its content is of great value. It begins with the complete and detailed description of a 5th rate ship.  François Coulomb explains its design, followed by the description of its framing, while naming and describing each part forming it.  He includes all the scantlings, as well as the assembly details.  This first part of the manuscript represents 144 pages.

He continues by commenting on proportions of the ships classified within each of the 5 rates.  These proportions are complemented by a record of their dimensions, which we find in the form of tables located at the end of the book.

Then, he goes on with the proportions of the masting for ships in each rate.

The mémoire ends with details on store-ships and ship’s boats.  In total, no less than 263 pages, which makes it one of the largest construction treatises of the time in Toulon.

Retouche et améliorations faites par Pierre Rouanne. 

 

 

 






Author : Coulomb François





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MANUSCRIT - Construction des vaisseaux - 1680

MANUSCRIT - Construction des vaisseaux - 1680

The historical significance of the manuscript by François Coulomb, one of the most prestigious builders under the reign of the Sun King, is undeniably exceptional. 

268-page in 23 x 15 cm format,  with 12-plate appendix.

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