• 'The Boundless Deep...': The European Conquest of the Oceans, 1450 to 1840

    By John B. Hattendorf

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780916617622
    • Publisher: The John Carter Brown Library
    • Published: September 2003
  • 19th Century Maritime Watercolours

    By Adrian Vincent

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780715392782
    • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
    • Published: April 1990
  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

    By Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486451558
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: November 2006
    First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating treatise for model builders, naval historians, and maritime enthusiasts. Documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries, it features 70 illustrations that chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging.
  • Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810912403
    • Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc.
    • Published: April 1997
    Working for owners, captains, ship builders & anyone who would commission a portrait of a vessel, the self-taught Bard brothers produced thousands of stunning 'naive' paintings, long prized by museum & collector alike.This volume accompanies a traveling exhibition of paintings & drawings assembled by The Mariners' Museum of Newport News, Virginia. 152 illus., 121 color. 176p.
  • The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America: At the New-York Historical Society

    By Linda S. Ferber

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781907804311
    • Publisher: New-York Historical Society/D Giles Ltd
    • Published: January 2014
    An appealing selection of marine and maritime art from the collection of the New York Historical Society
  • Early Sea Painters 1660-1730

    By Frank B. Cockett

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851492305
    • Published: January 2006
    A unique introduction to a fascinating group of early maritime painters working in England between about 1660 and 1730 of whom relatively little is known: Isaac Sailmaker, Jacob Knyffm J.K.D. van Beecq, Adrian van Diest, L. Castro, L.D. Man and H. and R. Vale. Pictures by these painters have been appearing in British sale rooms more frequently and their work is increasingly sought after by collectors. Illus., 58 in color/47 in b&w. 160p.
  • Greek Marine Painting

    By Manolis Vlachos

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789607169204
    • Publisher: OLKOS
    • Published: January 1993
  • In Praise of Sailors: A Nautical Anthology of Art, Poetry, and Prose

    By Herbert W. Warden

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810980822
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: September 1987
    Book is in good condition but has some slight foxing to the upper edge. Also there is a small tear to the spine of the dustjacket.
  • Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum

    By Stuart M. Frank

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781567924527
    • Publisher: David R Godine
    • Published: June 2012
    By the middle of the nineteenth century, the New England port of New Bedford was among the ?ve richest cities in America. Its wealth was derived from a single source – whale oil, the “fossil fuel” of the early Industrial Revolution, providing light and lubrication to the burgeoning economy of young America. The New Bedford whaling ?eet was the most numerous, adventurous, and far-ranging in the world, setting off on voyages that often lasted for three or four years and extended as far as the Antarctic and Siberia.When the whalemen were not engaged in hunting whales or routine maintenance, some of their time was spent carving materials harvested from the whales themselves: the teeth and bones of sperm whales, baleen from right and bowhead whales, and walrus tusks acquired by barter from Native people in the Arctic. The resulting practical and decorative objects, often intricately carved and carefully crafted, would provide mementos and treasured souvenirs for loved ones back home, at voyage end. The range of the work is extraordinary – not simply the decorated sperm whale teeth that the word “scrimshaw” ordinarily brings to mind, but also crimpers and canes, umbrellas and swifts. Anything that could be made of ivory and bone was considered fair game.The collection at the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest, most varied, and most representative in the world. And in this book, with the subject's leading expert, curator Stuart M. Frank as your guide, you will be introduced to every possible permutation of these whalemen's fancies. The 700 detailed and dramatic photographs are stunning, the captions revealing, and the stories behind the objects themselves compelling. If the arts of the sea and the sailor hold any interest, this comprehensive survey from the best collection in existence will keep you enthralled and is surely destined to be considered the last word on the subject for decades to come.
  • J.E. Buttersworth, 19th Century Marine Painter

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780913372128
    • Publisher: Mystic Seaport
    • Published: 1975
  • John F. Kennedy: Scrimshaw Collector

    By Jr. Barnes

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110159785
    • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
    • Published: 1969
  • Marine Painting In England 1700-1900

    By David Cordingly

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517512296
    • Publisher: CLARKSON N. POTTER, INC.
    • Published: January 1974
  • Maritime America: Art and Artifacts from America's Great Nautical Collections

    By Peter Neill

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810915275
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: September 1988
  • Maritime Maverick: The Collection of William I. Koch

    By Alan Granby

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781567923148
    • Publisher: DAVID R. GODINE
    • Published: June 2006
    America Cup-winning sailor and collector extraordinaire, William M. Koch has always been a maverick. Eclectic and provocative, his private collection of maritime art constitutes an intimate appreciation of the realm of the maritime. Included here are maritime subjects by artists such as Homer, Remington, Monet, Dufy, & Botero; canvases depicting important naval battles of the War of 1812, especially those involving the USS Chesapeake; a fine collection of models of America's Cup (which Koch won in 1992) vessels - from the inception of the race in 1851 to the present - including every winning vessel as well as every competing vessel. And much more. Addenda. Illus.
  • Nautical Illustrations: 681 Permission- Free Illustrations Ftom 19th Century Sources

    By Jim Harter

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486428352
    • Published: August 2003
    Detailed images ? taken from rare sources ? depict primitive canoes, a Roman galley, ship figureheads, naval battles, dock scenes, lighthouses, pirate ships, steam-powered battleships, and a wealth of other subjects. Brief captions identify pictures, which are arranged chronologically. Irresistible to boating enthusiasts and armchair sailors. Over 600 black-and-white illustrations.