The Great Age of Sail - VariousCambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper including a ½" closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Leans slightly. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;
From the cover: “Thanks to sailing-ships, their captains and crew, geographers were able to draw up maps of the continents, merchants established new trade routes, the maritime nations built up vast empires and politics and culture were much influenced. This was the great age of sail, and this book, in text and illustrations, revives that exciting adventure, which spanned five centuries.”