Notes: Ships of the Spanish Main. Palacio on proportions and burden

By A.G. Mawer, published February 2006


The colonial administrator, Palacio, wrote down the proportions of ships, and related this to their capacity for carrying cargo. He was not interested in speed, but in carrying capacity, dependant as that was on the division of internal space

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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