Fighting Ships 1750-1850 by Sam Willis (Extra large format)
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This stunning collection of over 170 large-format colour illustrations includes paintings of ships at sea, in action, in convoy, and in siege; architectural drawings; battle diagrams; sea charts and signals; portraits of leading figures in naval history; and details of guns, sails, and life below deck. Taken from contemporary sources, they range from the Seven Years' War to the American Civil War. The book focuses on the navies of all the major Atlantic sea powers of the time, including Britain, America, France, Holland, Sweden and Russia. Arranged in chronological order, each illustration is accompanied by an extended caption that adds to this visual feast a compelling history of naval warfare in the last great age of sail. This volume is divided into eight chapters: The Seven Years' War 1755-62 The Napoleonic Wars 1803-15 The War of American Independence 1775-1783 The War of 1812 The Years of Exploration c.1770-1794 The Last Days of Sail The French Revolutionary Wars 1792-1802 Steam and Iron
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224 PAGES 36.6 x 2.6 x 43.8 cm HARDBACK LARGE FORMAT
"This is a superbly illustrated very large book, written by a knowledgeable author on maritime history."
"Great book - and I do mean great, it's huge, 17.5" x 14.5" (43cm x 36cm approx), I can only read it by putting it on a table! Excellent text, and first class photos, just about one on every page and they are large enough to show any and all details. If you are in to ships then this is a first class example of a ship book."