Pirate Ship 1660-1730

Pirate Ship 1660-1730

Paperback New Vanguard

By (author) Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Tony Bryan

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 3mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841764973
  • ISBN 13: 9781841764979
  • Illustrations note: 40 b&w and 7 colour illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 267,889

Product description

Although pirates have a fascination which has resulted in the production of numerous books and documentaries in recent years (including titles by Osprey), no detailed depiction of their ships has ever been produced. Following the success of the Elite Series Pirates title, this book will provide a detailed description and pictorial exploration of the ships that scoured the high seas during the 'Golden age of Piracy'. Concentrating on the vessels of the leading (and most colourful) pirates of their age, the book will incorporate the latest archaeological evidence to produce a fascinating and spirited account of these craft.

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Author information

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His other maritime titles include Elite 67: 'Pirates 1660-1730', Elite 69: 'Buccaneers 1620-1700' and Elite 70: 'Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605'. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

Table of contents

Introduction - Design and Role - Operation - A Rogues' Gallery - Bibliography - Colour plate commentary - Index