The Ships of Maso Finiguerra Part II

By Geoffrey Callender, published November 1912


This continues the analysis of the ships portrayed in the fifteenth century drawing of Maso Finiguerra. The drawings do not support the theory that three-masted ships were common in the first half of the fifteenth century. Even the one drawing showing a two-masted ship does not suggest an increase in tonnage and the additional spar is stepped very far forward and carries a very small sail. Nor is there a single example of a topmast. To be continued.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

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