Archimède démontrant aux ingénieurs anglais comment il avait enlevé à SYRACUSE, non pas un vaisseau, mais une flotte tout entière.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- 1848-1870 en_US
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 2007-06-08T16:47:22Z 2007-06-08T16:47:22Z 1857 en_US
dc.identifier LD2998 en_US
dc.description 2nd state. en_US
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, December 11, 1857. en_US
dc.description.abstract Archimedes lifts a fleet of ships out of the water, whereas English engineers struggle to make a single ship, Leviathan, float. The Leviathan: a monster which appeared in various biblical citations. In this case the Leviathan was the biggest ship ever built during that period. It was designed by Brunel the famous ship engineer in 1853 and was more than 200 m long. It was to carry more than 1000 passengers when it started it's transatlantic travel between England and America in 1858. The maiden voyage took place between Southampton and New York. The undertaking was no commercial success, after an explosion took place on the ship, killing five crew members. In 1865 the ship was reactivated under the name "Great Eastern" and laid cables between Europe and the United States. The initial financial difficulties described here in this print, suggested that the shareholders should show their engagement in the company by doing the trip on the crossing to America. Eventually no passengers were transported any longer and the vessel was used for laying cables. It was eventually demolished on January 1, 1939. ARCHIMEDES: In Greek history he was a geometrician and a physicist. He lived in Syracuse from 287 to 212 B.C. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 x 34.5 cm en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1857 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Actualités; 468 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 2998 en_US
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries. en_US
dc.subject Ships en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Archimedes en_US
dc.title Archimède démontrant aux ingénieurs anglais comment il avait enlevé à SYRACUSE, non pas un vaisseau, mais une flotte tout entière. fr
dc.title.alternative Charivari en_US
dc.title.alternative Archimedes showing English engineers how he had removed in SYRACUSE, not one ship, but an entire fleet. en_US
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. en_US

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