Picture Gallery of Cool Nautical Antiquities:
In creating this website, we originally planned to incorporate old pictures into a narrative. When while we realized that wasn't going to happen, we still thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorites.
Listen to Pirate Bride by TagYerit
Caulking of a ships hull Hamburg, 1885
Sea Monster and the Ship (scan) - Jonathon Swift "Le Conte Du Tonneau" 1732 (The Tale of a Tub). An allegory: the illustration shows the Ship of State threatened by a whale (Leviathan). Sailors toss a tub over the side to divert the attention of the beast.
Anchor (scan) - detail from a larger image Jean Calvin Commentarii in Isaiam by Jean Crespin 1570 - probably from 1st library brought by Mayflower blockprint
Many of the original images are on wikimedia.org
of the ship "Derry Castle" - Photographer: David De Maus (1847-1925)
on Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, 22 March 1887 -Ship's figurehead marked
b. photo scan - source unknown
c. Océan -1/16th-scale model of the Océan ca. 1800 - bought by the Musée de la Marine & completed at the museum workshop.
d. photo scan - source unknown
e. Gallions Figurehead
f. Figurehead on display at the Mare Nostrum of Rapallo, Liguria, Italy
g. Indian Princess - source unknown
h. The Implacable - Figurehead of the 74-gun ship Implacable, 1800, originally named Duguay Trouin by the French. Personal photograph taken in the National Maritime Museum, London, UK
i. Belva Lockwood
j. photo scan - source unknown
k. photo scan - source unknown
The fishing boat in the picture behind the figureheads is from a photo taken by Rémi Kaupp
"Men from Francisco de Orellana's expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro"
Ward ShipyardWard 1856 -this illustration of Daniel and Stephen Ward's shipyard depicted on the Atlas Map of York County, published in 1856?
Shipyard Illustration of the USS Dunderberg under construction at William
H. Webb's shipyard in New York. publ. Harper's Weekly, 14 November 1863,
Floating dock Woodcut included in the booklet Descrittione dell’ artifitiosa machina. Printed in Venice in 1560.
scan from a chapter on shipwrights from Colonial Craftsmen written & illust. by Edwin Tunis 1965
Siege of Rochelle - by Jacques Callot
Eagle map - United States East Coast
1913 Map Scott Stamp book1482 map
A Pirate Ship painting by Ambroise Louis Garneray. He was a French painter (1783 - 1857)
Destruction of the privateer Petrel by the St. Lawrence.
By R. Hinkelwood, after a painting by Paul Manzoni
Blackbeard - Edward Teach from engraving by Benjamin Cole in "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorius Pirates" (1724)
Blackbeard - don't know the source for this color plate though the same image is in b&w from "Blackbeard the Pirate": by Daniel Defoe & Charles Johnson (1736). "engraven on Copper, facing p. 86"
Engraving from 1771 Encyclopaedia Brittanica by Andrew Bell
The pirate pumpkin was carved by us at tagyerit.com
Joining him is Robert Rich, The 2nd Earl of Warwick who had a private navy . Led an unsuccesful privateering against Spaniards 1627. Painted by Daniel Mytens