1st.ed., 1988. 120 pp., almost 200 perspective & 3-view drawings + 19 photo-ills. D.j. 26 x 25cm. Nr.FINE. The SUSAN CONSTANT was a typical merchant ship of the early 17th century, and her claim to fame lies in the fact that she was the flagship of the company that established the first permanent English colony in America – at Jamestown in 1607 – thirteen years before the arrival of the MAYFLOWER. The author was commissioned by the State of Virginia to undertake research on this vessel in preparation for a replica built as a tribute to their earliest settlers. The history of the vessel is given together with the theory and practice of shipbuilding at this period. The book is illustrated with 19 photographs and almost 200 perspective and 3-view drawings. AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF AN EARLY 17th CENTURY COLONIAL MERCHANT SHIP.