The Rigging of Ships by R. C. Anderson

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  • Title: The Rigging of Ships
  • Author: R. C. Anderson
  • Category: Transportation
  • Date: September 2012
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780486138015

 

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For ship model-makers and college students and fanatics of historic crusing ships, this generously illustrated guide is important studying and a beneficial reference. It describes and depicts intimately how seventeenth-century English, French, Dutch, and different European buying and selling ships and warships have been rigged from stem to stern all through this colourful interval in maritime historical past. The guide begins in 1600, the earliest date of our detailed information of ships’ rigging, and the earliest to which that attribute seventeenth-century becoming, the spritsail topmast, has been traced. It ends in 1720, roughly the time when the spritsail topmast was outmoded by the jib growth and different improvements of eighteenth-century rigging. The guide’s 12 chapters cowl each side of the ship’s rigging of the interval, from the decrease masts and bowsprit to the operating rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 nice line drawings illustrate each merchandise used within the rigging. Twenty-five halftones, extensively annotated, illustrate typical ships that plied the seas within the days of the bowsprit mast — English merchantmen and gun ships, French and Dutch men-of-war, and more. In compiling this quantity, R. C. Anderson consulted not solely the literature of the interval, listed within the in depth bibliography, but additionally well-known ship fashions created all through the seventeenth century — some with modern rigging in nearly excellent situation. The result’s an indispensable useful resource for mannequin builders, maritime historians, crusing ship buffs — anybody excited about genuine documentation of ships’ rigging throughout an important interval within the historical past of crusing vessels

 

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