Treatises on Shipbuilding

Treatises and Technical Texts on Shipbuilding

PROJECT AUTHORS

Filipe Castro and Patricia Schwindinger

Introduction

We are trying to make available a number of technical texts on shipbuilding and maritime history that are not readily available worldwide.  We have scanned and secured permission to share some of these manuscripts, but we are currently experiencing some security problems that would make this website vulnerable in the present format.

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15th Century

The Book of Michelle da Rhodi

Author: Michelle da Rhodi
Date: 1434
Language: Italian
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The Trombetta Manuscript

Author: Zorzi Trombetta da Modon
Date: 1444
Language: Italian
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Calavera de Gracia Amat

Author: Gracia Amat
Date: c. 1450
Country: Catalonia
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16th Century

Historia Trágico Marítima

Author: Bernardo Gomes de Brito
Date: 1552-1602
Country: Portugal
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Ars nautica

Author: Fernando Oliveira
Date: c. 1570
Country: Portugal
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Itinerario de Navegacion de los Mares y Tierras Occidentales

Author: Jhoan de Escalante de Mendoza
Date: 1575
Country: Spain
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Livro náutico & Memorial de varias cousas importantes

Author: Anonymous
Date: 1575-1625
Country: Portugal
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Livro da fabrica das naus

Author: Fernando Oliveira
Date: c. 1580
Country: Portugal
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Instrvcion navthica para el bven vso, y regimiento de las Naos, su traça, y gouierno conforme à la altura de Mexico

Author: Diego Garcia de Palacio
Date: 1587
Country: Spain
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Harvard Codices

Author: D. António de Ataide
Date: 1588-1633
Country: Portugal
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Traça de uma nao da India ordenada por Sebastião Themudo

Author: Sebastião Themudo
Date: 1598
Country: Portugal
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Traça de uma nao para a India ordenada por Gonçalo Roiz conforme a nao Conceição Portugal

Author: Gonçalo Roiz
Date: 1598
Country: Portugal
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17th Century

Livro Primeiro de Arquitectura Naval

Author: João Baptista Lavanha
Date: c. 1600
Country: Portugal
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Nautica Mediterranea

Author: Bartolomeo Crescenzio Romano
Date: 1601
Country: Italy
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Ordenanzas 1607

Author: Anonymous
Date: 1607
Country: Spain
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Arte para fabricar, fortificar y aparejar naos

Author: Tomé Cano
Date: 1611
Country: Spain
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Ordenanzas 1613

Author: Anonymous
Date: 1613
Country: Spain
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Livro de Traças de Carpintaria

Author: Manoel Fernandez
Date: 1616
Country: Portugal
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Ordenanzas 1618

Author: Anonymous
Date: 1618
Country: Spain
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Coriosodades de Gonçallo de Sousa

Author: Gonçallo de Sousa
Date: c. 1630
Country: Portugal
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The Dialogos entre un vizcaino y un montañez

Author: Pedro Lopez de Soto?
Date: 1631-1632
Place: Basque Country
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Advertências de Navegantes

Author: Marcos Cerveira de Aguilar
Date: 1640
Country: Portugal
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Arte de fabricar Reales

Author: José Antonio Gaztañeta
Date: 1688
Place: Basque Country
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Fabrica de Baseles

Author: António Garrote
Date: 1691
Country: Spain
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De Nederlandsche Scheeps-bouw-konst Open Gestelt

Author: Cornelis van Ijk
Date: 1697
Country: Netherlands
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18th Century

Album del Marquez de la Victoria

Author: Marquez de la Victoria
Date: 1719-1756
Country: Spain
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Proporciones de las medidas mas essempciales

Author: José Antonio Gaztañeta
Date: 1720
Place: Basque Country
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19th Century

Des Bois Propres Au Service des Arsenaux

Author: Anonymous
Date: 1813
Country: France
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