Object Title

Print Fonte Des Canons Xix

Print Fonte Des Canons Xix



Object Number



Old Armouries stock, Class XXII.33 in the Ffoulkes Continuation Inventory of 1934.

Physical Description

Engraving entitled, 'Bascule pour percer les lumieres. Crochets et Chat, Moule pour fondre les Boulets de 36 ll.', showing the piercing of the vent with a bow drill, the instruments used for searching the bore and a mould for a 36 lb. cannon ball. 'Goussier Del.', 'Benard Fecit'. Trimmed, mounted and framed, with an English caption in the lower left-hand corner: 'Drilling the Vent'. Plate 19 from the article, 'Fonderie des Canons', from the 'Encyclopedie', edited by Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, 1762-1777.


Dimensions: 35 x 21.7 cm (14 x 8.5 in): Frame; 47 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in)


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