Voorbeijtel Cannenburg, W. (Comp. by).


Amsterdam: Nederlandsch Historisch Scheepvaart Museum, 2nd ed., 1944. 191 pp., cold. frontis + 99 other plates (44 cold., 2 fldg.). Pict. c.c. (in original plain slip-case). 28 x 23cm. Slip-case worn but book Nr.FINE. Articles of the Museum Association (1 page) tipped in; + an ILN article (1950) on the discovery of a 14th c. Dutch vessel (2 pp., 8 photos). An interesting and handsomely illustrated work first published in Nazi-occupied Holland by the maritime museum in Amsterdam in 1943. This is a catalogue of the museum’s fine collection of ship-models (scheepsmodellen) and shipbuilding drawings (scheepsbouwkundige teekeningen). The catalogue contains details (Dutch text) of 453 ship-models of 18th century men-o’-war large and small, state barges, merchant sail, etc. (Many plates show details of figureheads, bow and stern decoration, etc.). There are also hundreds of shipbuilding drawings listed, as well as a list of ships constructed by the Fijenoord shipyard of Rotterdam, a bibliography and a register (the first edition does not contain the register). Illustrated with 100 plates – 2 folding and 5 in colour. WARTIME CATALOGUE OF SHIP-MODELS & SHIPBUILDER’S DRAWINGS IN THE AMSTERDAM MARITIME MUSEUM. SCARCE.

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