Sailing ship, 1769.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Sailing ship, 1769.


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Engraving by Benard after Gousier from drawings by Belin, naval engineer, of a 'vesel of the first rank, with masts, spars and some of the principal rigging'. From 'Marine', a work on ships and shipbuilding, by Denis Diderot (1713-1784), published in Paris in 1765, an excerpt from 'Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers', edited by Diderot and Jean d'Alembert (1717-1783). The 'Grand Encyclopedie' (Encyclopedia or Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Profesions) was a manifesto for a new way of looking at the world. It described many of the proceses which transformed the world during the Industrial Revolution.



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