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

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Describes and depicts in detail how 17th-century English, French, Dutch, and other European trading ships and warships were rigged, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every rigging detail. 25 halftones.
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Overview


Describes and depicts in detail how 17th-century English, French, Dutch, and other European trading ships and warships were rigged, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every rigging detail. 25 halftones.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486279602
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/14/1994
  • Series: Dover Maritime Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 598,797
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
LIST OF PLATES
I. THE LOWER MASTS AND BOWSPRIT
II. "TRESTLE-TREES, CROSS-TREES, TOPS AND CAPS"
III. "TOPMASTS, TOPGALLANTS AND FLAGSTAFFS"
IV. YARDS AND STUNSAIL BOOMS
V. FITTINGS ON THE HULL
VI. STANDING RIGGING
VII. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE FORESAIL AND MAINSAIL
VIII. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE TOPSAILS AND TOPGALLANTS
IX. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE BOWSPRIT
X. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE MIZZEN
XI. STAYSAIL AND STUNSAIL GEAR
XII. SAILS
PRINCIPAL AUTHORITIES
INDEX
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