Spanish Galleon 1530–1690 (New Vanguard #96) (Paperback)

Spanish Galleon 1530–1690 (New Vanguard #96) By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)
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This is book number 96 in the New Vanguard series.


During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action.

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660–1730, New Vanguard 62: Renaissance War Galley 1470–1590 and New Vanguard 70: Pirate Ship 1660–1730. Angus currently lives in Edinburgh, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841766379
ISBN-10: 1841766372
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 25th, 2004
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard