Historic Ship Models
By Wolfram Zu Mondfelt
Publisher: Sterling Publishing 1985 352 Pages
PDF 81 MB
The book is really well laid-out; generally, 2 facing pages make a section, with text on the left and finely detailed drawings on the right, more detailed secions (like armament) cover several pages, but still retain the overall look. The sections cover every conceivable aspect of the ship, and most periods, with an concise description of each item and the differences over the years and between the countries.
The sections on yards and sails are very good, and the standing rigging is exceptionally well described.
My only quibble is lack of colour in the flag & sail sections - it would improve some of the others as well.