By Sir George CV Holmes
Historical and glossy Ships totally Illustrated wood Sailing-Ships through Sir George C. V. Holmes An endeavour has been made during this instruction manual, so far as house and scantiness of fabric might allow, to track the background of the advance of wood ships from the earliest instances right down to our personal. regrettably, the duty has been really tricky; for the annals of shipbuilding were very badly stored all the way down to a relatively fresh interval, and the statements made through previous writers referring to ships are usually not in simple terms meagre yet frequently super misguided. in addition, the drawings and work of vessels that have survived from the classical interval are few and much among, and have been made by means of artists who idea extra of pictorial influence than of accuracy of aspect. thankfully the carvings of the traditional Egyptians have been an exception to the above rule. due to their perform of recording and illustrating their background in a single of the main imperishable of fabrics we all know extra in their ships and maritime expeditions than we do of these of the other humans of antiquity. If their draughtsmen have been as conscientious in delineating their boats as they have been of their drawings of animals and constructions, we may possibly settle for the illustrations of Egyptian vessels that have survived into our epoch as being right of their major good points. The researches now being systematically performed within the Valley of the Nile upload, 12 months through 12 months, to our wisdom, andviii already we all know adequate to let us to say that send development is likely one of the oldest of human industries, and that there most likely existed a sea borne trade within the Mediterranean lengthy earlier than the development of the Pyramids.
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Fig. 13 gives the sheer draught or side elevation, the plan, elevations of the bow and stem, and a midship section of a Roman bow is tration which from her proportions and the shape of supposed to have been a merchant-ship. The illusvessel, is taken from a model presented to Greenwich Hospital The original model was of white marble, and by Lord Anson. MEDITERRANEAN AND RED was found in the Villa Mattei in Rome, SEAS. in 39 the sixteenth century. We know from St. Paul's experiences, as described in the Acts of the Apostles, that Mediterranean merchant-ships must often have been of considerable size, and that they were capable of going through very stormy voyages.
Communication with this region must, however, have been on only at considerable intervals, for we read that carried " f The inscription is taken from the History of Egypt under the Pharaohs," by Dr. Henry Brugsch Bey. Translated and edited by Second edition, pp. 137, 138. A. 9082. B ANCIENT AND MODERN 18 Hannu had SHIPS. to build the ships required for the voyage. Un- fortunately, no representations of these vessels accompany the inscription. Between the end of the eleventh and the commencement of the eighteenth dynasty, the monuments give us very little information about ships or maritime expeditions.
Said to have originally the Persian Gulf. come to the This remarkable people is Levant from the shores of They occupied a strip of territory on the seaboard to the north of Palestine, about 250 miles long and of the average width of only 12 miles. The chief cities were Tyre and Sidon. There are only three representations known to be in They must have been of existence of the Phoenician ships. considerable size, and have been well manned and equipped, for the Phoenicians traded with every part of the then known world, colonies the principal of which was Carthage and founded at many places along the coast-line of the Mediterranean.
Ancient And Modern Ships. Wooden Sailing Ships by Sir George CV Holmes