1,000 Years of Sail
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In 1963 Hugh Evelyn published this series of prints in London for Tre Tryckare of Gothenburg (who retain the copyright). The Swedish marine painter and illustrator Gordon Macfie (1910-1971) created the prints for a book published by Macmillans in 1965. Macfie’s grandfather emigrated to Sweden from Scotland in 1865. The prints measure 44 x 33.5 cm (18 ½ ″ x 13 ½ ″) and are printed on cardstock weighing 300 g/sm2. Shown here are scans of the prints.
15th Century Three-Masted Scandinavian Holk
A hulk (or “holk”) was a type of medieval sea craft, a technological predecessor of the carrack and carvel. The hulk appears to have remained a relatively minor type of ship apparently peculiar to the low countries of Europe where … Continued