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The Book of Old Ships: From Egyptian Galleys to Clipper Ships (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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Of all the ships human beings have constructed to navigate the waters of the world—from a hollowed-out log sharpened at both ends to modern ocean liners weighing thousands of tons—those powered by the wind are among the most interesting and beautiful.

In this classic review, noted maritime artist Gordon Grant has created 80 magnificent line illustrations of some of history's most important sailing ships, beginning with a graceful Egyptian galley (c. 1600 B.C.) and ending with a splendid five-masted clipper ship of 1921. Also depicted are a Roman trireme, a Viking longship, a sixteenth-century caravel, an East Indiaman of 1750, an early nineteenth-century brigantine, a New Bedford whaling bark, and dozens of lesser-known vessels, among them the galleass, carrack, buss, and flute.

Henry B. Culver, well-known authority on naval history, has provided a detailed, meticulously researched text for each vessel, describing the materials and details of construction, how the ship's design matched its function, the period in which the vessel flourished, romance and lore surrounding the craft, and more. Naval historians and model shipbuilders will value this work as an excellent sourcebook and reference with much information on the evolution of sailing vessels, the origins of shipping, customs of the sea and other pertinent matters; sailing enthusiasts will find it a wonderful browsing book, offering an informative, handsomely illustrated look back at 3,000 years of sailing history.

Dover (1992) unabridged republication of The Book of Old Ships: and Something of Their Evolution and Romance, published by Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City, New York, 1924.

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Reprint of The Book of Old Ships: and Something of Their Evolution and Romance, published by Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City, New York, 1924. Presents 80 line illustrations of important sailing ships, accompanied by meticulously researched text for each vessel.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Superb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations. Galley, bark, caravel, longship, whaler, many more. Detailed, informative text on each vessel by noted naval historian. Introduction.

Synopsis:

Superb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations by noted maritime illustrator Gordon Grant. Ships include a Roman trireme, Viking longship, 16th-century caravel, New Bedford whaling bark, 19th-century brigantine, many more. Detailed text on each vessel by noted naval historian. Introduction. Appendix, including Notes.

Table of Contents

PART I LONG SHIPS

  PREFACE

  INTRODUCTION

  GALLEYS

  "AN EGYPTIAN GALLEY, 1600 B.C."

  "A GREEK GALLEY, 500 B.C."

  A ROMAN TRIREME

  THE VIKING LONG SHIP

  THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY GALLEY

  THE GALLEASS

PART II ROUND SHIPS

  ROUND SHIPS

  A GREEK MERCHANTMAN

  A MEDIÆVAL SHIP

  A THIRTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH WARSHIP

  AN EARLY FIFTEENTH CENTURY MERCHANT SHIP

  THE CARRACK

  LATE FIFTEENTH CENTURY SHIP

  AN EARLY SIXTEENTH CENTURY SHIP

  THE HULK

  THE CARAVEL

  THE GALLEON

  AN ELIZABETHAN SHIP OF 1588

  THE CROMSTER

  A LATE SIXTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH SHIP

  AN EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DUTCH MERCHANT SHIP

  THE BUSS

  THE DUTCH GALLIOT

  AN ENGLISH CAPITAL SHIP ON THE EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

  AN ENGLISH SIXTY-GUN SHIP OF ABOUT THE YEAR 1670

  THE FLUTE

  A LATE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY FRENCH SHIP OF THE FIRST RATE

  A DUTCH SHIP OF THE END OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

  THE KETCH

  AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SEVENTY-FOUR GUN SHIP

  AN EAST INDIAMAN OF 1750

  THE LUGGER

  THE HOWKER

  THE BUGALET

  AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FRIGATE

  THE FELUCCA

  THE BARQUE PROVENÇALE

  THE TARTANE

  THE NORWEGIAN CAT

  THE BILANDER

  THE FIRE SHIP

  THE PINK

  THE PATACHE

  THE POLACRE

  THE XEBEC

  THE SAÏQUE

  A CAPITAL SHIP OF 1820

  A FRIGATE OF 1820

  THE BRIG

  THE SNOW

  THE BRIGANTINE

  "EXTRACTS FROM THE LOG OF THE SHIP "FELICITY"

  THE CORVETTE

  THE TOPSAIL SCHOONER

  THE GOËLETTE

  THE PACKET SHIP

  A NEW BEDFORD WHALING BARK

  THE BARQUENTINE

  CLIPPER SHIP OF 1850

  THE MODERN SUPER SHIP

APPENDIX

  PLAN OF A GALLEY

  SIX TYPICAL STERNS

  THE SETTING OF STUD SAILS

  CANNON

  A TYPICAL BOW

  THE WHIPSTAFF

  NOTES

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486273327
Author:
Grant, Gordon
Author:
Grant, Gordon
Author:
Culver, Henry B.
Author:
Culver
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - General
Subject:
General and historiography
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Shipbuilding
Subject:
Shipbuilding -- History.
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.79 pd

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Superb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations. Galley, bark, caravel, longship, whaler, many more. Detailed, informative text on each vessel by noted naval historian. Introduction.

"Synopsis" by ,
Superb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations by noted maritime illustrator Gordon Grant. Ships include a Roman trireme, Viking longship, 16th-century caravel, New Bedford whaling bark, 19th-century brigantine, many more. Detailed text on each vessel by noted naval historian. Introduction. Appendix, including Notes.

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