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Cadets  Training :

Ship  Types  and  Strategies

of  the  French  Navy

Ozanne, (Nicolas). Marine militaire ou recueil des differens vaisseaux qui servent a la guerre suivis des ManÅ“uvres qui ont le plus de raport au combat ainsi qua l’ataque et la defense des ports. A. Paris. Chez l’auteur, rue S. Thomas du Louvre. la 4e. Porte Coch. à gauche en entrait par la rue S. Honoré, (1762). 4to. 2 ll. etched ornamental title and illus. armorial dedication, 50 ll. with

50  ( 1 double  full-size )  full-page  etchings ,

45 of which with charming ship or fleet illustration in the upper third related to the etched text and – mostly – track sketch, legend, or small vignette in the lower margin as well as 5 full-page text etchings including dedication, introduction, and plate index. H. vellum with calligraphic title “Marine Militaire a la Guerre” at the spine.

Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Dedication)Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Title)

Cat. Nederl. Scheepvaart Mus. 750; Cat. gen. 128, 786; Cat. Ornament Print Collection Berlin 1463; Polak 7234; Cohen-R. 778. – Later edition with the additional address “Chés J. François Chereau rue S. Jacques auec 2. Pilliers d’Or” in the lower margin of the title etching. – Typographic + figurative watermark fragments. – Dedicated to Duke Etienne-François de Choiseul (1719-1785), Lieutenant General and Secretary of War + Navy as well as Knight of the Golden Fleece. His coat of arms surrounded by chain, crown, and royal order just as by maritime insignia as sail, flag, spar, blocks, and net. – Quite isolated plates evenly weakly browned, two quires with slight tidemark in the white lower margin. Beside of the somewhat more affected titles + dedication as well as one plate with larger light brown spot in the illustration part only here and there smaller color or brown spots and as a whole a

very  fine  clean  copy

Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Fluyt)Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Ship of 50 Guns)

of  this  exceedingly  charming  textbook .

Starting with representations and descriptions of the different ships of 120, 90, 80, 74, 64, 50, 40, and 12 guns used in the navy, further incendiary ship, flute, bombing galliot, sloop, galley + galeas, brigantine, xebec, and boats.

Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Frigate)Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Galeas)

Following this illustrating, explaining, and showing up the numerous movements of squadrons set for march, battle, pursuit or retreat, attack or defense of a harbor. Among these beside the classic frozen line the battle between ships lying side by side, breaking into the hostile line both luff and lee, depriving the enemy of the wind, forcing him to fight or avoid contact, forcing a passage, on roads, landing of troops at a bridge-head as well as general cruising orders.

And  therefore  covering  all  the  tactical  parts  of  naval  warfare

cadets  have  to  learn

Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Action)Nicolas Ozanne, Marine militaire (Chasse)

for  first  as  officers  to  execute  the  orders  of  the  commanders ,

later  then  to  be  able  to  give  these  themselves .

Offer no. 28,783 / price on application