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two volume set, large handsome format (43cm x 30cm), attractive decoratedûblue cloth, in original slipcase, title on front board (a large heavy set).û(1) Text, 205pp, 204 figs (71 in colour), endpaper illus. NB: With a 10ppûEnglish Language summary at the end of this volume.û(2) Plans, 91 plans (including 2 large foldouts), most plates highlightedûin colour, endpaper illus. AJS: A fine handsomely produced work.ûThis book describes the ships belonging to the navy of the DualûMonarchy of Denmark-Norway (until 1814) and Denmark from 1690-1860, theûperiod when sailing ships were at their zenith. The first part, on theûconstruction of the vessels, was written by Hans Christian Bjerg, navalûhistorian and a keeper of the Record Office, Copenhagen. It deals withûshipbuilding at Holmen, the Naval Dockyard at Copenhagen, and the chiefûconstructors to the navy and ship designers who worked there. The secondûpart concerns the decoration of the vessels and by an art historian, JohnûEricksen, who is curator of the Copenhagen City Museum. He gives anûaccount of the artists and craftsmen who carried out the decoration andûthe work which was done in the sculptors' workshop at Holmen. Theirûresearch is based on a study of the abundant archives of the Danish navy,ûwhich include a very large and valuable collection of drawings dating backûto about 1690, and also the collections of the Orlogsmuseet (NavalûMuseum), Copenhagen, which contains many ornament and other ship models.ûIn both sections of the book comparisons and parallels are drawn betweenûthe whole body of material, and reference made to conditions and fashionsûabroad when they throw light upon what was taking place in Denmark-Norwayûand Denmark in the field of ship construction and decoration.û(10pp English language summary at end of text volume).
Title: Danske Orlogsskibe 1690-1860 Konstruktion og Dekoration.
Publisher: 1980, Copenhagen,
kg: 1.00 kg
Seller ID: 3084