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Synopsis: COGS, CARAVELS AND GALLEONS traces the development of seagoing vessels from the traditions of late antiquity to the all-important emergence of the three-masted ship, undoubtedly the most significant innovation in the history of shipping before the steam engine. Without the three-masted ship the European age of exploration and expansion is almost inconceivable and there is no doubt that the subsequent evolution of the world would have been markedly different.
In recent years much original research has been done in this field, based on both documentary sources and archeology, but this is the first overall synthesis of the new material now available. The main chapters are devoted to the principal ship types, explaining the latest thinking on the characteristics of cogs, caravels, and hulks that have caused scholarly debate for decades.
There are also more general sections on essential background subjects like construction and guns and gunnery, as well as pertinent essays on the evidence -- from documentary sources, contemporary illustrations and archeology. All the contributors are foremost experts in their fields, but in presenting the fruits of their research at an approachable level, COGS, CARAVELS AND GALLEONS is a pioneering work in this area of maritime history.
Lavishly illustrated, this informative volume - the eighth in an ambitious series - includes over 50 black-and-white photos, 145 illustrations, and five tables.
From the Publisher: CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP
The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP is the first comprehensive and authoritative account of this technological and cultural phenomenon.
An unprecedented line-up of over one hundred leading maritime historians and specialists from around the world has been assembled to ensure that the work is informative, authoritative and fully international in outlook.
Every significant ship type from the dawn of seafaring to the present day is analyzed and detailed in coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme which allows it to stand alone, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.
Title: Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing ...
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Conway's History of the Ship. Traces the development of seagoing vessels from late antiquity to the emergence of the three-masted ship: principal ship types, characteristics of cogs, caravels, hulks; construction, guns and gunnery. 188 pages, photos and drawings throughout, DJ in mylar sleeve. Shipping will be extra for this large book; please inquire. Size: 10 x 12 ". Bookseller Inventory # 79351
Book Description Naval Inst Pr, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. larger-format; very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 028949
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st U.S.. 188pp.incl.index; HB dk.blue w/gilt; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. DJ color pic.coverw/blk.&white; fine. "The development of the three-masted full rigged ship." photos&illus. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 035749
Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021557501246
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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994, Hard Cover w/ DJ. 188 pp, Oversized- DJ is lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Blue cloth cover is slightly raised. Otherwise a very nice copy with clean, crisp tight pages, no markings. Book and Dust Jacket Condition: VG in mylar jacket. All orders are carefully packaged and shipped quickly. Bookseller Inventory # 4628
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Book Description Naval Institute Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 4to. 188pp. Frontispiece. Numerous text illus. throughout. 2 maps. Original cloth. slightly rubbed. Dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # Y17020069