Book review HISTORIC SHIP MODELS - The Musée de la Marine Collection" by Jean Boudriot

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Book Review:
HISTORIC SHIP MODELS - The Musée de la Marine Collection – (Volume 1)

By Jean Boudriot with the collaboration of Hubert Berti
English translation by David H. Roberts
Photographs by Patrick Dantec

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Publisher: ancre and Pier Books in 2004
The book has 260 pages on the collections of the Museum of the Navy. 360 illustrations including 340 color photographs.

French title: Modeles Historiques – Musee de la Marine

At ancre in English for 95 Euro available

https://ancre.fr/en/basic-books/40-...usee-de-la-marine-tome-1.html#/langue-anglais


Synopsis:

The collections of the Musée de la Marine possess an extraordinary number of ship's models of exceptional quality and interest. Only those models deemed to be representative of the apogee of the French sailing ship were selected for this publication. Without doubt more examples could have been chosen, but their publication would have required two volumes instead of one. We are proud to present this deluxe volume and hope that it will stimulate a further acquaintance with the "French Naval Archeology Collection". This new book addresses itself to specialists, be they ship's model builders or not, as well as to amateurs who will be enchanted by the beauty of the models.

The combination of beautiful illustrations and an intriguing text make this an incomparable work. Superior quality photography allows the viewer to scrutinize the models more closely than if he or she were standing before the piece itself in its museum case. Our concern has also been to preserve this collection of photographs for future viewers as well as to expand its audience. These models constitute an exceptional body of documentation that is now safe from harm's way.
The models are an evocative reminder of the sailing ships of yesteryear. Moreover they provide a storehouse of information not readily available from archival or printed sources. Recognizably an important element of our cultural heritage, they must be valued as such. We hope that readers will appreciate the caliber of the models as they discover the richness of the collections in the celebrated Musée de la Marine in Paris.

Le Requin
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Contents:

Models as major historical artefacts
General Remarks concerning the Sailing Navy
LE REQUIN Xebec - 24 guns - 1750 (22 colour photographies)
74- GUN SHIP known as "modèle de Pic" "the Pic model" - 1755 (33 colour photographies )
LE SANS PAREIL Three-decker (110 guns) - 1757 (42 colour photographies )
L'ARTÉSIEN 64- gun ship- 1762 (29 colour photographies)
L'OCÉAN Three-decker (118 guns) -1786 (14 colour photographies )
LE TRIOMPHANT 74-gun ship - 1804 (18 colour photographies )
LE FRIEDLAND 80- gun ship - 1807 (16 colour photographies )
LE RIVOLI 74- gun ship (Common class) - 1807 (29 colour photographies )
LA FLORE 18-pdr frigate - 1804 (25 colour photographies )
LA CRÉOLE 24-gun flush-decked sloop-of-war - 1827 (25 colour photographies )
L'ESPÉRANCE 16- gun brig - 1810 (30 colour photographies )
LE COTRE 16- gun cutter - 1811 (16 colour photographies )
LA LIONNE 380 ton- transport-ship - 1811 (16 colour photographies)
LA FOUDROYANTE "Prame" Gun Sloop - 1803
Origins of the Musée de la Marine
The Tranon Collection
The Photographs

The 74 Gun Ship - Pic model
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Review:

I think the Look Inside photos are saying everything to describe this book.
When you are interested in contemporary ship models -> buy this book
When you love these high quality color photos, most of the close up - in museum never possible as visitor to come so close -> buy this book
If you are interested in construction details of a specific ship model, because you plan to build the model (based on ancre monographies) -> buy this book

I am fascinated by these publications from ancre, also like the "Art of ship modeling" by Frölich - high quality publications and highly recommended

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Part 2 of Book Review:
HISTORIC SHIP MODELS - The Musée de la Marine Collection – (Volume 1)
By Jean Boudriot with the collaboration of Hubert Berti
English translation by David H. Roberts
Photographs by Patrick Dantec

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