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Navy Board Ship Models

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ISBN-10: 1526701138

ISBN-13: 9781526701138

Edition: N/A

Authors: Simon Stephens

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From about the middle of the seventeenth century the Navys administrators began to commission models of their ships that were accurately detailed and, for the first time, systematically to scale. These developed a recognised style, which included features like the unplanked lower hull with a simplified pattern of framing that emphasised the shape of the underwater body. Exquisitely crafted, these were always rare and highly prized objects indeed, Samuel Pepys expressed a profound desire to own one and today they are widely regarded as the acme of the ship modellers art. Today examples form the highlights of collections across the world, valued both as art objects and as potential…    
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Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC
Binding: E-Book