Spanish Galleon 1530-1690 by Angus KonstamSpanish Galleon 1530-1690 by Angus Konstam

Spanish Galleon 1530-1690

byAngus KonstamIllustratorTony Bryan

Paperback | March 25, 2004

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During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action.
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-1730, New Van...
Title:Spanish Galleon 1530-1690Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.75 × 7.25 × 0.14 inPublished:March 25, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841766372

ISBN - 13:9781841766379

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Design · Operation · Variants · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index