Ships of 1529

By W. B. Whall, published June 1914


There is a brief introduction to the charts and globe used in negotiating the trading rights of Portugal and Spain as defined by the Treaty of Tordesillas; the Papal division of the Atlantic into east and west trading zones; Spain to the west, Portugal to the east.  There is a correlation drawn between winds and routes and rigs best suited to long Atlantic and Pacific passages. There is an analysis of the drawings from a map drawn by Ribero in 1529 in an attempt to determine the degree of artistry vs accuracy in the set of sails.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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