Ancient And Modern Ships

Author: George Holmes
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An endeavour has been made in this handbook, as far as space and scantiness of material would permit, to trace the history of the development of wooden ships from the earliest times down to our own. Unfortunately, the task has been exceedingly difficult; for the annals of shipbuilding have been very badly kept down to a quite recent period, and the statements made by old writers concerning ships are not only meagre but often extremely inaccurate. Moreover, the drawings and paintings of vessels which have survived from the classical period are few and far between, and were made by artists who thought more of pictorial effect than of accuracy of detail. Fortunately the carvings of the ancient Egyptians were an exception to the above rule. Thanks to their practice of recording and illustrating their history in one of the most imperishable of materials we know more of their ships and maritime expeditions than we do of those of any other people of antiquity. If their draughtsmen were as conscientious in delineating their boats as they were in their drawings of animals and buildings, we may accept the illustrations of Egyptian vessels which have survived into our epoch as being correct in their main features. The researches now being systematically carried out in the Valley of the Nile add, year by year, to our knowledge, andviii already we know enough to enable us to assert that ship building is one of the oldest of human industries, and that there probably existed a sea borne commerce in the Mediterranean long before the building of the Pyramids.
Ancient and Modern Ships
Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: George Holmes
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-19 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

An endeavour has been made in this handbook, as far as space and scantiness of material would permit, to trace the history of the development of wooden ships from the earliest times down to our own. Unfortunately, the task has been exceedingly difficult; for the annals of shipbuilding have been
Ancient and Modern Ships, Vol. 1
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: George Charles Vincent Holmes
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-30 - Publisher: Forgotten Books

Excerpt from Ancient and Modern Ships, Vol. 1: Wooden Sailing-Ships A museum relating to Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding is of the utmost interest to the people of Great Britain, on account of the importance to them of everything that bears on the carrying of their commerce. Every Englishman knows, in
Ancient and Modern Ships, Part I
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: George C.V Holmes
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-31 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Reproduction of the original: Ancient and Modern Ships, Part I by George C.V Holmes
Ancient and Modern Ships
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Sir George Charles Vincent Holmes
Categories: Shipbuilding
Type: BOOK - Published: 1900 - Publisher:

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Ancient and Modern Ships
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Sir George Charles Vincent Holmes
Categories: Sailing ships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1907 - Publisher:

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