20.10.2017

THE RIGGING OF SHIPS IN THE DAYS OF SPRITSAIL TOPMAST, 1600—1720

The Rigging of the Ships in the Days of Spritsail Topmast, 1600-1720

Author(s) R. C. Anderson
Publisher Dover Publications
Date 1994
Pages 320
Format pdf
Size 124 Mb
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The content of the book was worked out by R. C. Andersen and aimed at the ship model builders. There are not too many publications available today that would provide the ship modeling enthusiasts with same amount of the practical and useful information. The materials selected by the author for inclusion in this book is supplemented by the numerous clear and informative diagrams for better understanding.

This volume is primarily intended to provide the detailed description of how exactly the XVII century English, Dutch, French and many other European navy and trading vessels were rigged, from the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants to the bowsprit and lower masts. It contains for than three hundred and fifty line drawings illustrating the rigging of all presented ships in detail.

The title will for sure be of great use for people who like ships and modeling, and who are interested in naval history and warships of the past. Even if you are not ship modeler, have a look in the book and you will find a true wealth of the historical information inside. Who knows, you may get taken away with the romance of sea and come to the world of ship modeling - why not to start with this one...

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