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  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoriaby Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure... more...

  • Picture History of American Passenger Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Loving tribute to luxury liners documents more than 100 ships, including the Leviathan , the America , the Independence , the President Polk , and the United States . Detailed captions provide a wealth of information on tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load. Introduction. Preface by David Perry. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200... more...

  • Steamboats on the Western Riversby Louis C. Hunter

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    Definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition;... more...

  • History of the Buccaneers of Americaby James Burney

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    "As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." ? The New Yorker . One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands. more...

  • Picture History of the French Lineby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    Superb pictorial history of the company's fleet of formidable passenger ships: Ile de France , Normandie , Liberté , Colombie , Antilles , Flandre , France , and many more. Over 170 black-and-white photographs document exteriors and interiors, celebrity passengers and shipboard life, while an extensive caption for each vessel give its history,... more...

  • Sinking of the Titanicby Jay Henry Mowbray

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas.... more...

  • The Seaman's Friendby Richard Henry Dana

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    A rare glimpse into the day-to-day shipboard procedures of the 19th-century. The author of Two Years Before the Mast outlines practical aspects of seamanship such as setting sails and tying knots as well as the roles and duties of each crew member. Includes a glossary of sea terms. more...

  • The World's Lighthousesby D. Alan Stevenson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 26.95

    This superb, profusely illustrated survey by noted authority recounts the history of seamarks from antiquity to the early 19th century. Chronicling both the construction of the towers and the methods of illumination, the text offers a wealth of technical data in highly readable form, plus 261 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • The Book of Old Shipsby Henry B. Culver

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Of all the ships human beings have constructed to navigate the waters of the world ? from a hollowed-out log sharpened at both ends to modern ocean liners weighing thousands of tons ? those powered by the wind are among the most interesting and beautiful. In this classic review, noted maritime artist Gordon Grant has created 80 magnificent line illustrations... more...

  • Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Colorby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A handsome collection of full-color vignettes, lovingly culled from rare 19th- and early-20th-century chromolithographs. Exquisite, royalty-free, full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in a great variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Over 250 full-color illustrations. 24... more...