Northern Ships of Circa 1340

By R. Morton Nance, published February 1913


The sculptor of the ship upon the tomb of Saint Peter Martyr has given us there a typical ship of the South in 1339, with all its Mediterranean features as yet uninfluenced by the example of Northern visitors to those waters. Of our Northern, or Ocean, square-rigged ships at the same date we have no single representation that is equally full and reliable.

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Filed under: Popular Topics | High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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