Coupe dune Amiral de 104 pieces...
21¾ x 17¼ inches
Copper engraving with original hand colour, published by Mortier in Amsterdam c.1700.
An admiral's flagship, shown in cross-section with an extesnive key to component parts. It was published in Mortier's "Neptune François", described by Koeman as the "most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam" and the "most expensive sea atlas" of the period, "intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots as sea".