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The 6000-year history of the sailing ship, from the primitive craft of the Bronze Age to the modern high-tech yacht, depicted in 1000 scale drawings.
Every major step in this development of the sailing ship is illustrated with highly detailed drawings. The ships are organised by period and theme and a concise but detailed text describes each one and points up the salient features of every vessel.
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"Readers will want to pour over these drawings for hours...it is simply delightful to peruse, read and digest." -- Sea History, Spring/Summer 2004
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Book Description US Naval Institute Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First edition. New in new dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 352 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Due to size and weight this item does not ship overseas. Seller Inventory # 820461
Book Description Naval Inst Pr, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1557508968