Planset Review: "THE THREE-DECKER of the Chevalier de TOURVILLE - LE TROIS-PONTS du Chevalier de TOURVILLE - L’AMBITIEUX - 1680" by Jean Boudriot

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Planset Review:
THE THREE-DECKER of the Chevalier de TOURVILLE
LE TROIS-PONTS du Chevalier de TOURVILLE
L’AMBITIEUX
1680

by Jean Boudriot

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Two volume set available in English, French or Italian language directly from ancre:


My copy shown here is the french version - in addition afterwards I received also the english version from Didier Berti from ancre - this copy I will also show in the following.

This work is presented in 2 volumes:
Book contains texts and illustrations and the plates / drawings in a hard cover

Excerpts from ancre showing the interesting huge vessel:
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SYNOPSIS:

The study begins by presenting the research ordered by Colbert and his son, carried out over a period of nearly twenty years, in order to establish a conceptual theory of ships. In the context of this ambitious undertaking, we find the Chevalier de Tourville's attempt in 1679-80 to persuade Colbert to adopt his ideas on ship building. The pages of this text, "Le rendez-vous de Rochefort", appropriately frame the vessel proposed by the Chevalier historically, and it is this dimension that is the main topic of the study. In the following pages we take the opportunity to include an annotated reproduction of all printed documents from the XVIIth century preserved in the Musée de la Marine in Paris. We also cite various manuscripts which are a useful source of knowledge of French naval architecture during the reign of Louis XIV. After these "Mélanges" which comprise nearly the first half of the volume, we turn our attention to the monograph of M. de Tourville's three-decker ship. Sources are analyzed together with the basic document, a rare text from 1680, which is an authentic plan based on de Tourville's ideas drawn up by a mysterious character called Blaise Pangalo. A notice furnishes some information on this builder of Neapolitan origin who excels, from the 1680's on, as one of our foremost master builders. The plates of the monograph are reproduced at 1:44 scale. Each one is accompanied by explanatory comments. Schematically illustrated rigging rules follow the plates. We present the description of the ship in the same fashion and order as in the preceding monographs: measurements of the volume of the entire hull, drawings of all pieces of the timbers, description of interior installations and the fitting out of the hull, masting and its rigging, the rigging itself, and the sails. We affirm that this new publication in our collection is unique insofar as it not only present a three-decker ship, but more importantly, one that bears excellent witness to Louis XIV's Navy.


CONTENT of THE MONOGRAPH:

The book
is presented in a plastic-wrapped blue-fabric cardboard box with flaps in the 24 x 31 cm format, with a four-color portrait of Tourville on the jacket.
It contains 200 pages and 36 plates with the timber structure at the 1/48 scale (large 60 x 137 cm format), and a plate representing the ship under sail at the 1/96 scale.

Part One:
Chapter I – The vain search for a theory of ship design
The 1670 – 1671 – 1673 regulations
The 1678 Inquiry
The 1689 ordinance
The models
The theoreticians
Chevalier Renau´s machine

Chapter II – The 1680 Rochefort rendez-vous
Tourville's sojourn and activities (Nov 1678 – Sept 1680)
The May 1680 Constructions Council
The July 1680 memoir
The vessels of Mr de Tourville

Chapter III – French naval architecture of the XVIIth century
Plans, drawings and manuscripts preserved at the Musée de la Marine
Introduction
Project of regulation on construction
Inventory of plans and manuscripts
Drawings of vessels decoration
Various manuscripts
(Graphic sources (70 reproductions))

Part Two:
Mr. de Tourville´s three-decker
Presentation of sources
Commentaries on B. Pangalo and notes on his activities
Monograph
Definition of the hull´s volume
Description of the framing structure
Accomodations and deck furniture
Masts and Fittings – sails
Miscellaneous notes
Rigging rules
Masts rigging
Yards rigging
Sails rigging


List of the 1/48 scale drawings

1. Elevation
2. Horizontal sections
3. Cross sections
4. Frames and riders
5. Frames and riders
6. Frames and riders
7. Frames and riders
8. Frames and riders
9. Longitudinal linkages
10. Framing timbers elevation
11. Hull planking elevation
12. Longitudinal section
13. Cross-sections
14. First and second decks layouts
15. Third and poopdeck layouts
16. Framing of the head
17. Framing of the head
18. Framing of the stern
19. Framing of the stern
20. Orlop deck layout
21. First deck layout
22. Second deck layout
23. Third deck and poopdeck layouts
24. Large elevation
25. Forward and aft views
26. Longitudinal section
27. Cross-sections
28. Detail of furniture
29. Detail of furniture
30. Detail of furniture
31. Elements of decorations
32. Elements of masting
33. Mast fittings
34. Mast fittings
35. Sails (1/144 scale)
36. The ship under sail (1/96 scale)


LOOK INSIDE of the Book

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partly with folded out pages
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If you are interested take also a look at the following page(s)
 

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Planset Review: PART II
THE THREE-DECKER of the Chevalier de TOURVILLE
LE TROIS-PONTS du Chevalier de TOURVILLE
L’AMBITIEUX
1680

by Jean Boudriot


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and here some Look Inside of the english version of the book - here as a soft cover
Translation was done by Francois Fougerat

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in the following post you will find the Look Inside of the Drawing volume
 

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Planset Review: PART III
THE THREE-DECKER of the Chevalier de TOURVILLE
LE TROIS-PONTS du Chevalier de TOURVILLE
L’AMBITIEUX
1680

by Jean Boudriot


LOOK INSIDE of the Drawings


one foulder in DIN A3 showing the amazing model of Frölich
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I like this small detail very much:
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based on this drawing set two models were built from which I could make some photos during my visit in Rochefort


Denis Desormiere showed his L´AMBITIEUX in scale 1:48

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and


Another model from Japan. It is the L´AMBITIEUX stern section in scale 1:72 built by Tetsuro Yoshida

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