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Abraham Storck Whaling in the Arctic Ocean

Abraham Storck Whaling in the Arctic Ocean German Maritime Museum

Naval Combat off Cape Lizard in Cornwall, 21 October 1707, won by the French fleet commanded by DuGuay-Trouin and Admiral de Forbin against five English war vessels

Naval Combat off Cape Lizard in Cornwall, 21 October won by the French fleet commanded by DuGuay-Trouin and Admiral de Forbin against five English war vessels

Abraham Storck Каприччио средиземноморского порта с выгрузкой голландского судна (A capriccio of a mediterranean har_)

Abraham Storck Каприччио средиземноморского порта с выгрузкой голландского судна (A capriccio of a mediterranean har_)

Painting "Kalm: Nederlandse schepen die voor anker gaan" by Willem van de Velde (de Jonge) - www.schilderijen.nu

Willem the Younger Van De Velde Calm Dutch Ships Coming to Anchor, , Wallace Collection, London. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Calm Dutch Ships Coming to Anchor by Willem the Younger Van De Velde.

16 December 1497, Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the first European to sail the Indian Ocean.  Depicted below is a rather fanciful imagination (1880) by Ernesto Casanova of Vasco da Gama’s ships at sea with the antique gods watching from above, an illustration of the Portuguese national epic “Os Lusíadas” by Luís de Camões, written in honour of the great sailor, explorer, pirate and colonialist.   #history   #europeanhistory   #ageofexploration   #ageofsail

16 December Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and became the…

HMS Active in Boston Harbor (Geoff Hunt)

""HMS Active" in Boston Harbor, July by Geoff Hunt RSMA. The British frigate "HMS Active" has arrived in Boston the day before. She is shown drying her sails and setting about re-supply.

The "Gouden Leeuw" before Amsterdam (detail), 1686,Oil on canvas,Historisch Museum, Amsterdam,Willem van de, VELDE, the Younger, NOT J.Vermeer

The "Gouden Leeuw" before Amsterdam (detail), on canvas,Historisch…

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