Author Results for Norbert Weismann

Depiction of Indo-Arabic Ships on an Eighteenth-century Sea Chart

By Norbert Weismann

A sea chart of the Red Sea, which was probably drawn up around the early to mid- eighteenth century in India and given to the Royal Geographical Society in 1835 by Burnes, shows 25 depictions of ships. The age of the sea chart was determined in different ways. These depictions of ships were examined for […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Art & Music | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

A Type of Ship on the Indian Ocean in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

By Norbert Weismann

This article is a study of the design, construction, rigging and sails of one type of the many indigenous ships used in the Indian Ocean during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.  In the absence of early pictures and with no found remains of such ships, the study is based on an analysis of illustrations from […] Read More

Filed under: Early Modern | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design