The Pirate Ship 1660–1730

The Pirate Ship 1660–1730 cover

Description

The deeds and personalities of famous pirates have received significant attention in recent years: however, no detailed depiction of their vessels has ever been produced. This title redresses the imbalance, conducting a detailed exploration of the wide variety of pirate vessels that sailed the high seas during the 'golden age' of piracy (1690–1730), from gun-bristling warships to smaller craft such as sloops, brigantines and early schooners. It incorporates the latest archaeological evidence to produce a fascinating account of these vessels, detailing their origins, development and tactical engagement. Packed with contemporary illustrations and superbly detailed colour artwork, the ships of the 'golden age' are brought vividly to life.

Table of Contents

Introduction ·The design of the ideal pirate ship ·The origins of the pirate ships ·The conversion of a prize · Small pirate vessels · Pirate flagships · The pirate ship in action · Glossary · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 24 Jun 2021
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472852403
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 70
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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