Cervin, G. B. Rubin de.


Paris, (French text) 1st.ed., 1978. 205 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings & reproductions (some cold.). D.j., 32 x 24cm. FINE. A beautifully-illustrated French book packed with photographs, drawings and reproductions (some in colour) of all different types of ships and boats associated with Venice over the centuries. These include everything from the war-galley to the sailing man-o'-war ; from beautifully carved and gilded state barges to all types of canal craft. Venice is rich in both naval and maritime history and in the varied array of deep-sea fleets of warships, trading vessels, and its sturdy and romantic craft for use in home waters. The author examines the construction as well as the history of these vessels. FINE copy. (See also No. 240)

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