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HISTORY AND REFERENCE


  • Sea Charts of the British Isles
  • Map Stories
  • The Art of Illustrated Maps
  • The Mapmaker's World
  • Maps that Changed the World
  • Early Mapping of the Pacific
  • The Sea Chart
  • Seamanship in the Age of Sail
  • Cutty Sark
  • Maps. Their Untold Story
  • Nelson Navy & Nation
  • The History of Seafaring
  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail
  • Britain's Historic Ships
  • Vaka Moana
  • Voyages of Discovery
  • A Savage History
  • The Conquest of the Ocean
  • Pilots: Sailing Pilot Vessels Volume 1
  • Ship - A History in Art & Photography

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    SEA CHARTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
    By John Blake. Softcover, 0.73kgs. 240mm x 280mm, 128 pages. Published 2017. Line drawings, Maps, Charts,images.

    Travelling along the British coastline, Sea Charts of the British Isles showcases a beautiful collection of charts containing a wealth of information about Britain's maritime history and the story of charting and surveying itself. The great names in British chart-making are all included, such as Captain Greenvile Collins, Professor Murdoch Mackenzie and his nephew of the same name, Graeme Spence and William Bligh who between them created the first structured attempts to survey and chart particular areas of the coast of mainland Britain as well as the more remote islands.

    Examples include several from Collins' 'Great Britain's Coastal Pilot', such as charts of Edinburgh and the Forth, the Orkney Islands, the coast of Ireland and the River Thames; the Chart of the Coast of Wales in St George's Channel and that of Milford Haven by Lewis Morris; The River Clyde and Glasgow by John Watt; and the Observation by Trinity House Pilots and Surveyors of the Downs covering the coast of Kent and the Goodwin Sands, as well as charts by other well-known European chart-makers such as the magnificent example of the Coast of England from Dover to the Isle of Wight showing the Cinque Ports by Lucas Janszoon Wagenaer that dates from 1583.

    The author has researched maritime archives such as the Admiralty Library, the National Maritime Museum, the Pepys Library, the UK Hydrographic Office and the National Archives to reveal their unseen nautical records and portray the development of the sea chart.

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    MAP STORIES
    By Francisca Matteoli. Hardcover, 1.43kgs. 255mm x 350mm, 174 pages. Published 2016. Line drawings, Maps, Charts, Black and White and full colour images.

    Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Matteoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty-three places and voyages that inspired her, as they inspired the creation of these fascinating charts. Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made.

    Map stories include: The incredible rediscovery of the lost city of Petra, The mystery of Machu Picchu, The search for the source of the Nile, The pioneers of the North American West. The untamed island of Madagascar, The footsteps of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia' and many others.

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    THE ART OF ILLUSTRATED MAPS
    By John Roman. Hardcover, 1.04kgs. 280mm x 215mm, 197 pages. Published 2015. Line drawings, Black and White and full colour images.

    While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, "The Art of Illustrated Maps" is the first book to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping.

    Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, "The Art of Illustrated Maps" traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps.

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    THE MAPMAKER'S WORLD A Cultural History of the European World Map.
    By Marjo T. Nurminen. Hardcover, 2.6kgs. 260mm x 350mm, 347 pages. Published 2015. Full colour images.

    This book dives deep into the exciting history of the European World Map and the very creation of our own worldview, as the earth was first depicted in maps. In doing so it opens up a fascinating narrative of discovery and cartography, relating not only to geography, trade, ideology and political power, but also to the histories of art and science: what do historical maps tell us of our own perception of the world, and of places and people that are foreign to us? Who were the makers of these early world maps? How were these precious objects created, and for whom were they drawn and printed? For what purpose were they used and what kind of information did they pass on?

    Rigorously researched by award-winning non-fiction writer Marjo T. Nurminen, and informed by the latest academic findings, The Mapmaker’s World gives us a revealing and captivating perspective on the development of European maps of the world from the early Middle Ages up until the modern period and ambitiously showcases all of the early European word map traditions: Medieval world maps, Ptolemy’s maps; seafarer’s maps, as well as printed world maps and globes from the pre-renaissance through the Baroque era, t the Dutch Golden Age and beyond.

    Presented in a splendid deluxe format, The Mapmaker’s World also brings to life those exciting times when many of these historical maps were rediscovered in the 19th century, after centuries of oblivion. Written in a style closer to an exciting narrative, rather than a catalogue or an encyclopaedia, this book takes the reader on the ultimate voyage of discovery.

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    MAPS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
    By John O E Clark. Hardcover, 1.02kgs. 198mm x 254mm, 255 pages. Published 2016. Line drawings, Black and White and full colour images.

    An ancient Chinese proverb suggests, "They are wise parents who give their children roots and wings - and a map." Maps That Changed the World features some of the world's most famous maps, stretching back to a time when cartography was in its infancy and the 'edge of the world' was a barrier to exploration. The book includes details of how the Lewis and Clark Expedition helped map the American West, and how the British mapped India and Australia. Included are the beautifully engraved Dutch maps of the 16th century; the sinister Utopian maps of the Nazis; the maps that presaged brilliant military campaigns; charted the geology of a nation; and the ones that divided a continent up between its European conquerors.

    Organised by theme, the book shows the evolution of map-making from all corners of the globe, from ancient clay maps, to cartographic breakthroughs such as Harry Beck's map of the London underground. There are also famous fictional maps, including the maps of the lost continent of Atlantis and Tolkien's Middle Earth.

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    EARLY MAPPING OF THE PACIFIC
    By Thomas Suarez. Hardcover, 1.58kgs. 238mm x 310mm, 224 pages. Published 2004.Colour & Monochrome Illustrations & maps.

    With dozens of rare color maps and other documents, Early Mapping of the Pacific follows the story of map-making, exploration and colonization in the Pacific Ocean.

    Covering the history of ocean exploration from 16th century Portuguese mariners to 20th century explorers and includes a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps of the Pacific Ocean, in particular, of Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand, among other Pacific Islands and territories. Early Mapping of the Pacific traces the exploration and charting of the great ocean through cartography, following the story from classical times through the turn of the twentieth century, telling the tales of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and were the Pacific's greatest explorers. Chapters include:-

  • The Pacific Islands and Their People
  • Mariners, Mapmakers and the Great Ocean
  • The Pacific Evolves after Magellan
  • In the Wake of the Solomon Islands
  • Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand
  • The Age of Enlightenment
  • The Three Voyages of James Cook
  • The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Micronesia, the Elusive Isles
  • Surveyors, Whalers and Missionaries

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    THE SEA CHART
    By John Blake. Hardcover, 1.74kgs. 290mm x 307mm, 192 pages. 2nd edition published 2016. Full Colour illustrations.

    The world took shape through the development of the sea chart and its visual representation of European exploration and trade, conquest and colonization. While the early maps and charts are absorbing in their often fantastic and distorted views of newly discovered lands, the surveying work in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by men such as Cook, Vancouver and Flinders, in small open boats along treacherous stretches of coastline, intrigue and make us wonder just how they achieved such extraordinary levels of accuracy.
    This book examines the history of the sea chart in both aesthetic and scientific terms. The illustrations include the early portolan charts of the fifteenth century, original manuscript charts of Europe, India and the Orient, and nautical maps that show the medieval view of the known world. Others illustrate the ships’ tracks of the Arctic and Antarctic explorers, the buccaneer’s view of colonial South America and the meticulous surveys of the coastlines of North America and Australia. Pages are further enhanced with navigational views, extracts from master’s remark books and sailing directions and accounts of voyages.
    This second edition has been expanded to include more than 40 further illustrations. They add to our understanding of the medieval world that intrepid explorers from Spain, Portugal and then Holland, France and Britain charted. Groping their way across the oceans with discovery after discovery they threw back the boundaries of geographical knowledge, presenting them to an eager Europe of monarchs, princes, traders and thinkers.

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    MAPS. THEIR UNTOLD STORY.
    By Rose Mitchell & Andrew Janes. Hardback, 1.72kg, 285mm x 290mm, 253 pages, Sepia and full colour reproductions. Published in 2014.
    A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time-fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National Archives at Kew, looks at a variety of maps, from those found in 14th Century manuscripts, through early estate maps, to sea charts, maps used in military campaigns, and maps from treaties.

    The text explores who the mapmakers were, the purposes for which the maps were made, and what it tells us about the politics of the time. Great images are accompanied by compelling stories. Featured is a woodcut map of 16th Century London, a map of where the bombs fell during the Second World War, and a map the first American settlers' drew when they were attempting to establish a new empire on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina.

    Richly illustrated with large scale reproductions of the maps, the book also includes some of the more amusing or esoteric maps from the National Archives, such as the map of the Great Exhibition in 1851 that was presented on a lady's glove, a London Underground map in the form of a cucumber, and a Treasure Island map used to advertise National Savings.

    This is a fascinating and unusual journey through the world of maps and mapmakers.

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    SEAMANSHIP IN THE AGE OF SAIL
    An account of the shiphandling of the sailing man-of-war, 1600 -1860 By John Harland. Hardcover, 1.86kgs. 255mm x 300mm, 319 pages. Published 2015. Line drawings, Black and White photographs.

    A modern, objective appraisal of the development of seamanship among the major navies of the world from the 17th to the 19th century.

    Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-rigged ships. Modelmakers, marine painters and enthusiasts need to know not only how the ships were rigged but how much sail was set in each condition of wind and sea, how the various manoeuvres were carried out, and the intricacies of operations like reefing sails or 'catting' an anchor. Contemporary treatises such as Brady's Kedge Anchor in the USA or Darcy Lever's Sheet Anchor in Britain tell only half the story, for they were training manuals intended to be used at sea in conjunction with practical experiences and often only cover officially-condoned practices.

    This book, on the other hand, is a modern, objective appraisal of the evidence, concerned with the actualities as much as the theory. The author has studied virtually every manual published about seamanship over a period of nearly four centuries. This gives the book a completely international balance and allows him to describe for the first time the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world.

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    CUTTY SARK. THE LAST OF THE TEA CLIPPERS
    By Eric Kentley. Hardcover, 1.15kgs. 210mm x 278mm, 191 pages. Full colour photographs, illustrations and maps.
    The greatest of the tea clippers, and an iconic British institution, unveiled in her restored splendour and photographed as never before

  • The first history of this square-rigged survivor for over a generation presenting numerous new findings and insights following the catastrophic fire that drew global headlines in 2007
  • Includes rare and previously unpublished historical images from the ship’s collections and those of the National Maritime Museum

    A brand new volume describing the eventful history of one of the world’s most famous and celebrated ships from her construction at Dumbarton in 1869, her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes, through to a career under a Portuguese flag and subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich, the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012.

    The book has been developed from the outset with the Cutty Sark Trust and takes the form of a chronological career narrative but also presents detailed features on crew accounts, log entries, pieces on seamanship, ports and cargoes and broader tall ship culture as well as an opportunity to focus on artifacts and the fittings of the ship.

    Dr Eric Kentley was formerly a curator at the National Maritime Museum, in a variety of roles from ethnographer to Head of Ship Technology and Corporate Planner. After 16 years he moved to London's Design Museum as Assistant Director, responsible for the museum's curatorial and education programming. Since going freelance at the end of 2001, he has specialised in interpretation projects. His involvement with Cutty Sark began in 2003

    A beautiful, lavishly illustrated volume with stunning gatefolds of rigging and sail plans.

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    NELSON NAVY & NATION. THE ROYAL NAVY & THE BRITISH PEOPLE 1688-1815
    By Ed. Quintin Colville & James Davey. Hardcover, 1.17kgs. 198mm x 254mm, 240 pages. Full colour photographs, illustrations and maps. Published 2013.
    Explores the Royal Navy’s relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars, encompassing three central themes: the realities of naval life in this period, the navy’s connection to society, culture and national identity, and the story of Nelson’s life and career.

    This book illustrates and explains the more than century of bitter conflict, against which, the Navy rose to unprecedented prominence. For those serving at sea, it was a world apart: from the food and drink they consumed to the terrifying realities of battle in the age of sail. But Naval affairs also had immediate relevance for the people ashore - male and female, young or old, rich and poor. At times of crisis they tutned to the Navy as their last line of defence against powerful and determined enemies. In moments of success they marked its victories with celebrations that stretched from country fairs to city crowds...

    Published to accompany a long-term gallery at the National Maritime Museum, this book highlights many key objects from the gallery and includes previously unseen material.

    A beautiful, lavishly illustrated volume

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    THE HISTORY OF SEAFARING.
    By Donald S.Johnson and Juha Nurminen. Hardback, 2.74kg, 260mm x 350mm, 374 pages, full colour photographs, maps and illustrations.
    The seaways were the first global network and they irrevocably linked the destinies of geographically and culturally distant peoples. The History of Seafaring is the definitive volume on navigation and exploration and recounts the motives that drove Europeans to seek routes to the far corners of the globe and in particular the seamanship that made their voyages possible. Fully international in its approach, this outstanding book pieces together the advances in astronomy, navigation, shipbuilding, seamanship and cartography down the ages to tell the fascinating and absorbing story of mankind's relationship with the sea. This story is presented in an elegant format and is richly illustrated with a beautiful selection of rutters and portolan charts, photographs of ship's instruments and artefacts and maritime paintings.

    This is what Dava Sobel, the author of Longitude thinks about this book:
    "This is a fearless book that has crested waves an tasted salt. Its compass measures as wide as the sea itself, stretching from the dawn of navigation by sun and stars up to the time when the wireless telegraph was adapted at sea. As one would expect - as one would hope - the author, Donald S,Johnson, is experienced not only as a historian but also as a sailor who has crossed the Atlantic single-handedly in a small boat several times. To read The History of Seafaring is to voyage vicariously through 3000 years of maritime history with no fear of getting lost"

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    CLIPPER SHIPS AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF SAIL.
    Races and Rivalries on the 19th century High Seas.

    By Sam Jefferson. Hardback, 1.23kg, 220mm x 285mm, 230 pages, full colour photographs, maps and illustrations.

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance.

    With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, first-hand accounts, newspaper reports and log entries, this is a fascinating, and beautiful, look at the elegance and drama of the racehorses of the sea. Chapters include and explore:

  • The origins of the clippers. From the gold rush to the tea trade
  • The Adventures of Marco Polo
  • A hell ship voyage with 'Bully' Waterman.
  • The Remarkable Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn.
  • The Mutiny aboard the 'Wild Boat of the Atlantic'
  • The great China tea race of 1866
  • The close fought rivalry between the Sir Lancelot and the legendary Thermopylae
  • The Cutty Sark's longest voyage.

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    BRITAIN'S HISTORIC SHIPS.
    By Paul Brown, Hardback, 220m x 285mm, 208 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs.
    From Dundee to Plymouth, the Bristol Channel to the Thames, Britain's ports and waterways display an exceptional collection of preserved ships and boats. This historic fleet ranges from the mighty First Rate ship-of-the-line Victory to humble harbour craft. The oldest is the salvaged hull of the 500-year-old Mary Rose; the youngest is the guided-missile destroyer, HMS Bristol. What unites them is that they are the last of their kind, which, due to the diligent work of trusts and individuals, have undergone intensive restoration to maintain them for posterity. Some are now in private ownership, but the majority are open to the public, and each one has a unique story to tell.
    There are those that have taken part in great naval battles and campaigns - Trafalgar, Jutland and Gallipoli, D-Day and Dunkirk, Korea, the Falklands and the Gulf War. Others represent supreme feats of engineering such as the steamship Great Britian, and great leaps in ship technology such as HMS Warrior. Some, such as the clipper ship Cutty Sark, took part in the legendary tea races, or were involved in exploration, such as Scott's polar research ship Discovery. Then there are the innumerable little vessels that plied their trade in and around the coasts of Britain - sailing barges, ketches and coasters - and the paddle steamers which brought holiday-makers to the sea-side and which are still available for excursions today on the Scottish lochs and English rivers. Together they represent the very best of our maritime heirtage, to be enjoyed by all. Their histories and preservation are all failthfully documented and a list of web addresses is provided for opening times and further details. In addition to the featured ships and boats, an appendix lists a further 50 vessels (of 60 feet or more) in the Core and Designated Lists of the National Historic Ships Register with their location.

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    VAKA MOANA - VOYAGES OF THE ANCESTORS.
    Edited By K.R.Howe, Hardback, 245m x 300mm, 360 pages, monochrome and full colour photographs.
    The discovery and settlement of the islands of the Pacific is the last and greatest story of human migration. The daring explorers who crossed the vast ocean that covers a third of the erath's surface were the world's first deepsea sailors and navigators. Thousands of years before any other peoples left the sight of land, they were venturing across unknown seas to settle far-flung islands.
    Published to support a major international touring exhibition of the same name, this richly illustrated account of Pacific voyaging, past and present, presents the very latest findings from world authorities. These fascinating insights are interwoven with superb photographs, artefacts, maps and diagrams, which together tell a story that is a testament to the ingenuity and bravery of humankind.
    Entertaining and informative chapters cover
  • the human settlement of the globe
  • origin traditions of Pacific peoples
  • important findings in archaeology, linguistics and genetic studies
  • traditional canoe building and sailing techniques
  • amazing pre-instrument navigational systems
  • ancient Pacific voyaging and trading routes
  • the arrival of the West and its impact on Pacific peoples
  • the modern revival by today's Pacific peoples of canoe building and traditional navigation

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    VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY.
    By Tony Rice. Paperback, 1.24kg, 215mm x 254mm, 336 pages, full colour illustrations.
    Voyages if Discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the most significant natural history expeditions.
    Superb artworks and photographs spanning three centuries document advances and watersheds in the field of natural science. The stories behind these images - of explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers - entwine into a fascinating study of human achievement and natural wonder.
    Among the many stories of adventure and great scientific endeavour are: Sir Hans Sloan's journey to Jamaica in 1687; James Cook's perilous Pacific crossings; and Darwin's historic voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.
    Handpicked from the vast Library of the Natural History Museum, London, the illustrations and artworks contained here form a rare collection, most of which are exclusively presented in this stunning book.

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    A SAVAGE HISTORY. Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans
    By John Newton. Hardback, 0.9kg, 195mm x 235mm, 310 pages, monochrome and full colour illustrations. Published in 2013.
    Nothing prepares you for your first sight of the world's largest mammal
    celebrated, revered, studied and increasingly watched for pleasure rather than hunted, whales hold particular allure. Humans have always been in awe of them, but for much of history we have been complled to dominate and kill them - though like Moby Dick, sometimes whales fight back.
    A Savage History tells the rich history of whales and whaling. We learn about these highly intelligent and magnificent reatures, and folow the stories of whalers from the eighteenth century who hunted their prey along the coasts of Austalia and New Zealand, across the Pacific and into the Southern Ocean. The result is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship. Although the modern era has seen the end of industrial whaling, as John Newton shows, the work of those who want to protect whales is far from over.

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    THE CONQUEST OF THE OCEAN.
    By Brian Lavery. Hardback, 0.92kg, 162mm x 240mm, 400 pages, monochrome and full colour illustrations. Published in 2013.
    For many years, the oceans that cover most of our planet were considered unimportant - eve as late as the 19th century the naturalist Charles Darwin dismissed them as "a tedious waste, a desert of water".

    Yet the oceans have had a huge influence on our history, whether offering the possibility of migration or exploration, providing a livelihood and sustenance, enabling trade and transport, hosting some of the strategically important battles ever fought, or sparking the generation of new fields of science and technology.

    The Conquest of the Ocean explores the agonies, achievements, and adventures of sailors and their ships. What impact did the invention of the sea clock have on the life of a sailor? How did a man breaking his leg in Ohio lead to the birth of oceanography? Which naval leader dismissed as foolish the idea of a submarine?

    Drawing on his expertise as one of the world's leading naval historians, Brian Lavery weaves together eyewitness accounts and illustrations to bring these stories of the sea vividly to life. Using paintings, photographs, maps, and objects alongside anecdotes and first-hand reports, he picks out key episodes in the history of seafaring and celebrates the experiences that have defined how our relationship with the sea has evolved.The Conquest of the Ocean draws together the most remarkable stories behind all those courageous, cut-throat, ingenious, or just plain lucky individuals who ever sailed the seas.

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    PILOTS, The World of Pilotage Under Sail and Oar.
    Vol 1: Pilot Schooners of North America and Great Britain;
    Editor & Principal Author Tom Cunliffe. Hardback, 240mm x 310mm, Vol 1: 343 pages,2.2kg. Full colour and monochrome photographs and drawings, and lines plans.
    This truly magnificent book is part of a two volume series (Sadly, Part 2 is unavailable) giving a detailed, fully illustrated history of pilotage and pilot vessels. All aspects of piloting are covered. Volume 1 encompasses the thrilling pilot schooners of North America and their British counterparts.
    This book is lavishly illustrated with full page and double page, full colour reproductions of contemporary paintings and prints, and early photographs and line drawings.
    Of unique technical value to the marine model-maker and artist are numerous dimensioned lines plans of many of the pilot vessels.
    A well-researched narrative by a renowned marine technical writer and commentator is supported by the many illustrations.
    This book answer many needs of the marine sailing ship enthusiast.

    Volume 1: Pilot Schooners of North America and Great Britain.
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    SHIP - A HISTORY IN ART & PHOTOGRAPHY.
    By Andrew Lambert. Hardback, 2.23kg, 248mm x 287mm, 378 pages, full colour and monochrome illustrations and paintings. Published 2010.
    This book brings together 360 of the most celebrated ships in history and fiction in one stylishly produced volume. Each has a unique tale to tell, the dramatic stories immortalized in evocative artworks or documented in startling photography. Themes include exploration and scientific discovery, mutiny and piracy, shipwreck, cannibalism and survival. Ships that excelled in battle or were lost in devastating circumstances are represented, along with those that heralded revolutionary developments in maritime and naval architecture. International in scope, the book uses a signature image of each ship as a starting point with explanatory text from experts in the fields of sailing warships, battleships, ancient and medieval vessels, expeditionary ships, liners and famous literary ships. While each has a fascinating story to tell, together they make up not just a history of the ship, but also of human progress, imagination and tragedy.

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