naval vessels of plans and sections Compendium

Nicolas-Marie Ozanne, black and brown ink, watercolor and wash on paper

Vertical section of a 70 cannon in its length Collection of plans and sections of naval vessels / 1769
Ozanne, Nicolas-Marie (1728-1811)
© National Museum of the Navy / A.Fux

To Monseigneur the Dauphin. Collection of plans and sections of naval vessels

Nicolas-Marie Ozanne

In 1765, Nicolas-Marie Ozanne (1728-1811), draftsman, engraver, builder and marine engineer is in charge of an "extraordinary service" in Versailles. He is responsible for the maintenance of the Artesian model.

A few years later, in 1769, he was called upon to teach the royal children, grandsons of Louis XV, and future Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X.. Ozanne's teaching covered three main areas: shipbuilding, maneuver and tactics, the maritime history of France and its arsenals. For the theoretical part of its courses, it relies on manuscripts such as these albums of plans. It complements the theory by practice and uses for this purpose pedagogical models, such as that of the Artesian.

National Marine Museum Library, B225

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