<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>
<transcy>The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971</transcy>

The Great Age of Sail - Joseph Jobe, Michael Kelly - 1971

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A beautiful bound book in English on great sailing ships and their importance during five centuries that marked history. It contains numerous color and black and white sketches, photos and illustrations, as well as ship plans in fold-out format.

SUMMARY

"For five centuries, sailing ships spanned the ocean waterways around the globe. Before the first round-the-globe voyage was made by Magellan's expeditionary force, Christopher Columbus had already accomplished a transatlantic crossing in what could be termed a walnut-shell - for the Santa-Maria with her crew of 52 men was probably only 56 feet long, 26 feet wide and had just 3,228 square feet of sail. dawn of October 12th, 1492, when Rodrigo de Triana cried: “Land ahoy!” and thereupon pocketed the 10,000 maravedi which had been promised to the first man to shout out these long-awaited words. In 1910, The Preussen, the only square-rigged five-masted ever built, carried a cargo of some 8,000 tons with 48 men to handle 59,285 square feet of sail. It took her just 77 days to reach Taltal in northern Chile from Cuxhaven in Germany, rounding the fearsome Cape Horn on the way. These figures, compared to those of the Santa Maria, dramatically illustrate the great advance which had ben made. (...) Thanks to sailing-ships, their captains and crew, geographers were able to draw up maps of the continents, Established new trade routes, the maritime nations built up vast empires and politics and culture were much influenced. This was the great age of sail, and this book, in text and illustrations, revives that exciting merchant adventure, which spanned five centuries." (Text on the dust jacket)

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Created and produced by Edita Lausanne B.W. Bathe, G.B. Rubin de Cervin, E. Taillemite, R.H Burgess, R.J. Collins, A. Franzen, H. Grubbe, F. Le Bidoul, PH.K. Lundeberg, E.W. Petrejus, with the collaboration of Jean Merrien Edited by Joseph Jobé. Translated by Michael Kelly. Copyright 1967 by Edita S.A. Lausanne Reduced and unabridged version of the first edition published in 1971 by The Viking Press, Inc. Printed and bound in Switzerland. Blue canvas hardcover book with dust jacket. CONDITION: Excellent overall condition - the book as such is in excellent condition - the blue canvas on the cover is very slightly yellowed on the upper edge. Text and illustrations in perfect condition. No freckles. Edges very slightly yellowed. An inscription "xoxo" on the cover page. The dust jacket is slightly worn on the corners and quite yellowed (see photos) DIMENSIONS: Approx. 25 cm wide X 30 cm de long X 3 cm thick (9-3/4 X 11-1/4 X 1-1/4 in.)

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