Six Galleons for the King of Spain
by Rahn Phillips, Carla
pub. by John Hopkins University Press - 1992 isbn - 9780801845130 -
336 p. - - maritime history
Having examined a considerable collection of documents on the building of ships by the Spanish government (king) in the first half of the 1600s Carla Rahn Phillips was in a great position to write the definitive book on the process.
Here you will find all the particulars of the physical galleons, where they were built, how they were financed, what supplies were needed and where those supplies were acquired.
For anyone interested in this time period - 1625-1628 - or maritime affairs in that period - this is a must read book. I should add that it is written in a very readable style.
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