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Title: Sailing Craft of Indonesia. [First edition, thus].
Description: Singapore, Oxford University Press, 1986. Small 8. Original coloured glazed boards, front cover with a large coloured picture of an indonesian local sailing craft, black type covertitle at top. 66pp. Coloured captioned frontispiece (trading Prau in Madura Strait), captioned monochrome drawing on ti.-P. featuring a Jukung Polangan, 16captioned coloured illustrations on 8 photo-plates featuring a variety of small Indonesian sailing craft, many captioned monochrome illustrations in text featuring in detail sails, hulks and other parts of local sea-going craft, explanatory glossary of terms and expressions, select bibliography, index, monochrome sketch-map on endpapers featuring the Indonesian Archipelago, publ. comment on lower outer cover, table of contents. A small but well documented essay about Indonesian Sailing Craft, discussing and describing a variety of boat types: Prahus of today, the Makassarese tradition, Western-style Hulls, miscellaneous boatstraditional boat-building Yards, the development of Rigs and Hulls, including a chapter where to see Prahus. Very fine copy.

Keywords: nautics maritime prahu praus boats sailingboats construction decoration localcraft culture heritage history indonesia southeastasia craftmanschip

Price: EUR 35.00 = appr. US$ 38.04 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 56051