Created for the Board of Education of South Kensington Victoria and Albert Museum in 1906, and authored by George C.V.Holmes, Ancient and Modern Ships is a two volume set offering a dated, but useful reference on the history of various cultures’ maritime heritage. This is Part I, which covers Wooden Sailing Ships.
We have republished this book in its original form, maintaining original pagination. We have meticulously optimized each page, but due to the deterioration of the original book that we scanned, there may be some spots where reproduction is less than the clarity of a newly-published book. We feel this is an acceptable compromise to present the book to readers in the format in which it was published.
Our book on the work of François-Edmond Pâris is now available! Our book “Selected Plates from Souvenirs de Marine” contains more than 90 plates from Souvenirs de marine. Collection de plans ou dessins de navires et de bateaux anciens ou modernes existants ou disparus avec les éléments numériques nécessaores à leur construction.
More than 130 ship plans are included ranging from ancient vessels to late 19th Century. There are warships, merchant vessels, fishing vessels, and small craft from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S. The plates are indexed by plate number, illustrated vessel type, named vessel, and by country/region.
The book also includes an appendix “How to Read a Ship Plan” to help the novice understand the lines used to illustrate in two dimensions the shape of a three-dimensional ship.
The book is also available now on Kindle and should be available on Amazon sites worldwide within a week.
How to Build First-Class Ship Models from Kits or From Scratch Using Actual Ship Plans