Marine, Dessein d'une Galere à la Rame Nommée la Rèale

Title

Marine, Dessein d'une Galere à la Rame Nommée la Rèale

Subject

Galleys--Pictorial works
Ships--Pictorial works

Description

Engraving of the galley La Rèale, the flagship of the French navy. Built in 1694, during the reign of of Louis XIV, it was reserved for the General of the Galleys.

The hull of La Rèale measured approximately 170 feet long and 21 feet wide. It sported at least 26 pairs of rowing benches, with more than 6 men stationed at each bench. This means that during any given voyage, there were at least 312 galley slaves aboard.

Creator

Bénard, Robert, 1734-

Source

Diderot, Denis and Jean Le Rond d'Alembert. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Paris: Briasson [etc.], 1751-72.

Publisher

Briasson [etc.]

Date

c1770

Contributor

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772

Rights

Special Collections and Archives, DePaul University Library; Chicago, IL, USA 60614; http://library.depaul.edu/Collections/SpecialCollectionArchives.aspx

Format

Printed engraving, 43.5 x 21.5 cm.

Language

French

Type

Image

Identifier

LaReale_07202013

Original Format

Printed engraving

Physical Dimensions

43.5 x 21.5 cm.

Files

LaReale_07202013.jpg

Collection

Citation

Bénard, Robert, 1734-, “Marine, Dessein d'une Galere à la Rame Nommée la Rèale,” DePaul University Special Collections and Archives, accessed January 27, 2022, https://dpuspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/193.