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From Carrack to Clipper
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A Book of Sailing-Ship Models

FROM CARRACK TO CLIPPER

by

Frank C. Bowen

First: Published 1927 by
Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London
Minton, Balch & Company, New York
(Printed in Great Britain)

 

CONTENTS

From Carrack to Clipper
Index
List of Museums and other Institutions in Europe and America containing Ship-Models.

COLOUR PLATES.

  • An English 15th Century Ship. By Cecil King, R.I., after Drawings by John Rous, c. 1480
  • The " Henry Grace a Dieu " or " Great Harry," 1515- 1553. From a Colour Aquatint after a painting
    attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
  • A Fourth-Rate of George I. By Cecil King, R.I., after a Model in the Science Museum, South Kensington
  • English Styles of Painting Ship from the Middle of the 17th to the Middle of the ,9th Century. By Cecil
    King, R.I.

This image from Frank C. Bowen's 'FROM CARRACK TO CLIPPER' shows detail from the plate listed above " English Styles of Painting Ship from the Middle of the 17th to the Middle of the ,9th Century. By Cecil King, R.I. ". 'D' Battle of the Nile, 1798; 'E' Frigate, c. 1797; and 'F' 1805 " Nelson fashion ".

ILLUSTRATIONS OF SHIP-MODELS. (PLATES 1-67, FOLLOWING THE TEXT.)

  1. Venetian Trading Ship, 15th Century
  2. The " Santa Maria," Columbus's Flagship
  3. Gold Nef, representing a i5th Century Carrack
  4. The " Great Michael," 1511
  5. Model belonging to the late Sir W. van Home
  6. Church-Ship, late ,6th Century, with Monogram of Christian IV of Denmark
  7. Hudson's " Half-Moon," 1609
  8. Royal Galleon with inscription dated 1593
  9. Bow of the " Sovereign of the Seas," 1637
  10. Ivory Model of the " Norske Love," 1634
  11. Swedish Man-of-War " Amaranthe, 1654
  12. Bow of Dutch Man-of-War, c. 1660
  13. Dutch Man-of-War, c. 1660
  14. Bow of a Line-of-Battle Ship, 100 Guns, c. 1670
  15. The " Hollandia, De Ruyter 's Flagship, 1665-1683
  16. Model said to represent a late 17th Century Merchant Galley
  17. H.M.S. " Prince," 1670 ; re-rigged 1926
  18. Lubeck Ship " Die Hoffnung," c. 1680
  19. H.M.S. "Albemarle," 90, built 1680
  20. English Royal Yacht, c. 1680
  21. Norwegian Church-Ship, the " Gilded Swan," 1691
  22. English 8o-gun Ship of 1695
  23. French Admiral Galley " La Reale," 1690-1715
  24. Maltese Galley, 18th Century
  25. Fighting Galley of Malta, first half of 18th Century
  26. English 50-gun Ship, late 17th Century
  27. Decks of the "Britannia," 1700
  28. Quarter of the " St. George," 1701
  29. Bow of the " St. George"
  30. Main-Top of the " St. George"
  31. Stern of the Dutch East Indianian "Padmos," early 18th Century
  32. Sterns of early 18th Century English Ships
  33. English 50-gun Ship of c. 1707
  34. English 70-gun Ship of 1710
  35. The "Royal William," 100 guns, 1682, as rebuilt 1719
  36. English 3rd Rate Line-of-Battle Ship, 1719 Establishment
  37. The Spanish Frigate " Flora," 26, built 1739
  38. H.M.S. " Victory," 1737, Flagship of Admiral Balchen
  39. Spanish 2-decker laid up for the winter (18th Century)
  40. The " Fyn," Danish 50-gun Ship, 1746
  41. Dutch East Indiaman, "De Jonkvrouw Catharina Cornelia' mid. 18th Century
  42. Swedish East Indiaman, 1750
  43. Dutch Man-of-War " Frisia," 40 guns, c. 1750
  44. Dutch Admiralty Yacht, c. 1750
  45. Sectional Model of Dutch Warship, 4o guns, 1756
  46. " Le Sans-Pareil," French Line-of-Battle Ship, 1760
  47. H.M.S . " Victory , " 1765
  48. H.M.S. " Royal George," 1788
  49. " Le Coureur," French Lugger, 8 guns, 1775
  50. Flensburg Trading Snow " Verdnderung," 1794
  51. Two-Decker Model, said to have been made by American War Prisoner, 1779
  52. French 3-Decker, 120 guns, c. 1780-1800
  53. English Naval Cutter, late 18th Century
  54. Fishing Schooner "Rebecca" of Marblehead, 1798
  55. The "Doris," West Indiaman of Flensburg, 1800
  56. The "America," Privateer of the War of 1812
  57. French Bomb-Ketch, 1815
  58. Longitudinal section of the Dutch Man-of-War `‘Soestdyk," 1818
  59. Sloop-rigged Gunboat, early 19th Century
  60. H.M.S. " Ariadne," 1816
  61. H.M.S. " Vanguard," 1835
  62. H.M.S. "Fantôme," 1839
  63. American Whaler of ,about 1850
  64. American Clipper Ship " Great Republic," 1853
  65. American Clipper "Young America," 1853
  66. The " Carrnarthenshire," 1865
  67. Clipper Schooner " John Wesley," 1867

TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS: FROM DRAWINGS BY R. MORTON NANCE.

  • Lepanto Votive Galeass. After a woodcut, 1607
  • Northern and Southern Ships, about 1340
  • A 15th Century Carrack. After " W.A"
  • Hanging Model from a Philosopher's Study
  • 16th Century Model. From Furttenbach , 1629
  • Votive Model at Venice. From Jal's " Glossaire Nautique "
  • A Carrack of about 1550. After Bruegel
  • Sterns of 17th Century Ships
  • Dutch Church-Ship. Musee de Marine, Paris
  • The "Maid of Ghent," 1672

FROM DRAWINGS BY CECIL KING, R.I.

  • Details of Head and Bows of a Line-of-Battle Ship of the 1719 Establishment
  • Details of Stern and Quarter Galleries of a Line-of-Battle Ship, C. 1770
  • Details of Broadside of a 70-gun Ship, c. 1730
   
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A blue cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Boards are faded where there is dust wrapper loss and the bottom corner of the back board is badly worn but hinges and binding generally still sound. Pages rough cut with some light foxing on some places but pages are generally clean although there are a few handling marks scattered throughout. Previous owner's signature on reverse of frontispiece. All plates, coloured and B & W, are all present and in excellent condition. The dust wrapper has loss to top and bottom of spine area and edges an is in plastic sleeve.
Obviously a well loved and used book .

200 mm. x 260 mm. x 23 mm.

£12.00 plus Postage..

Weight wrapped <900 gms.

The spine and dust wrapper spine area of Frank C. Bowen's " From Carrack to Clipper ".

Below is Plate 32. There are 67 plates in total plus four in colour.

STERNS OF EARLY 18th. CENTURY ENGLISH SHIPS. (Left) 50 gun ship of 1703. (Centre) 60 gun ship. (Right) 50-gun ship circa 1707. From the Rogers collection, New York

Below is plate 61 showing H.M.S. Vanguard 1835.

Frank C. Bowen: " From Carrack to Clipper " Plate 61.

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