COASTERS AND FISHING SHIPS on THE TUNISIAN COAST Fishing for sponges By Captain HENNIQUE 1888
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In the Gabes Gulf on the Barbary Coast, Captain Hennique discovered a forgotten fleet in 1882 that was unknown to him. Fascinated by this discovery, he immediately took notes on this myriad of small ships that had suddenly loomed up from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
His description seems to come straight from the Odyssey and the memoirs of Arab historians.
The author incorporated all his observations on building, sailing and the use of Greek, Maltese, Italian, Tunisian fishing ships and coasters into a very dense text. Furthermore, thanks to his talent as a drawer and a painter in watercolors, he gave a faithful reproduction of this maritime life in 63 little plates (10 in color).
This exacting reprint represents an original book that has been almost completely ignored until now.
Châbeck, Chitiha, Cârêbe, Sandale, Loude, Etchem
Tartan, Pareggia, Schifazzo, Bovo, Laoutello, Paranzella, Barcheta
Speronàra, Lancha, Farella, Canotto
A large in-8o volume including 83 pages of text and 63 plates (10 in color).
Facsimile reprint of the original 1888 edition.
(Bibliograpbie maritime POLAK)
Author : Pêche des éponges par le Cdt HENNIQUE 1888
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