The Pirate Ship 1660-1730 by Angus KonstamThe Pirate Ship 1660-1730 by Angus Konstam

The Pirate Ship 1660-1730

byAngus KonstamIllustratorTony Bryan

Paperback | June 20, 2003

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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.
Angus Konstam, from the Orkney Islands, is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Currently based in London, he combines a freelance museum...
Title:The Pirate Ship 1660-1730Format:PaperbackPublished:June 20, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841764973

ISBN - 13:9781841764979

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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