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Sailing Ship Collection

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Viking raid under Olaf I

Viking raid under Olaf I
Viking raid along the English Channel led by Olaf Tryggvason, 900s AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s

Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s
Savannah, Georgia, as established by James Oglethorpe, 1741. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier sketch

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores

Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores
Sailing ship passing a lighthouse marking the way to home port, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s

Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s
Departure of the Puritans halted by English authorities, early 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, looking toward Manhattan, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire

Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
British troops occupying Gibraltar, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s

Delaware River waterfront of Philadelphia, 1750s
Colonial Philadelphias skyline and harbor, 1750s. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: American clipper ship Great Republic

American clipper ship Great Republic
American clipper ship " Great Republic, " designed by Donald McKay. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s

Seaport of Galveston, Texas, 1800s
Galveston bar and roadstead on the Gulf Coast, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Spanish Armada, 1588

Spanish Armada, 1588
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans
A trireme, with three banks of oars, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607
First settlers building Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s

Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s
Armed Genoese carrack, a merchant ship of the 1400s and 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: French frigate, 1700s

French frigate, 1700s
Armed French frigate of the 18th century. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: New York harbor, 1850s

New York harbor, 1850s
New York City, viewed from Brooklyn, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Ancient Phoenician traders in port

Ancient Phoenician traders in port
Phoenician sailors trading goods in an ancient Mediterranean seaport. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: St. Elmos fire on a sailing ship

St. Elmos fire on a sailing ship
Saint Elmos fire, an electrical phenomenon, on a ships masts. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Men going ashore from a sailing ship

Men going ashore from a sailing ship
Shore party descending into a rowboat from the stern of a sailing ship, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Native American seeing the Mayflower arrive

Native American seeing the Mayflower arrive
Native American seeing the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: New Amsterdam canal, 1600s

New Amsterdam canal, 1600s
Dutch colonists using the canal in Broad Street, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: EXPL2A-00034

EXPL2A-00034
Leif Erikssen off the coast of Vineland in a Viking landing boat. Hand-colored photogravure of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria

Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria
Harbor and lighthouse of ancient Alexandria, a great center of Hellenistic culture and trade. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782

British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782
Charleston, South Carolina, abandoned by the British near the end of the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Pirates capturing a ship

Pirates capturing a ship
Pirates capturing a galleon on the high seas. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen

Spanish pirates attacking English merchantmen
Spanish ships capturing English ships with supplies for the colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas

Steering a sailing-ship through stormy seas
Sailors at the wheel of a merchant ship in a gale, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: American yacht Mohawk

American yacht Mohawk
Americas Cup contender " Mohawk" under full sail, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: New London, Connecticut, 1776

New London, Connecticut, 1776
Seaport of New London, Connecticut in 1776. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a contemporary sketch

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: BUSN2A-00109

BUSN2A-00109
Longboat crew attacking a whale with hand harpoons in the Arctic, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam

Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam
Dutch settlers outdoors along the Battery, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates

Merchant ship attacked by Chinese pirates
Chinese pirates attacking a European merchant ship, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Sailing ships in the Spice Islands

Sailing ships in the Spice Islands
Volcano on Tidore in the Moluccas, seen from the neighboring island of Ternate, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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