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Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s


Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s


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Carrack, a merchant ship of the late 1400s

Armed Genoese carrack, a merchant ship of the 1400s and 1500s.
Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

North Wind Picture Archives brings history to life with stock images and hand-colored illustrations

Media ID 5886545

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1400s 1500s 15th Century 16th Century Europe European Italian Italy Lateen Sail Maritime Mediterranean Mediterranean Sea Merchant Ocean Sail Sailing Ship Ship Trade Trader Transportation Travel Voyage Carrack Genoa


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This hand-colored woodcut print showcases a remarkable piece of maritime history - the Carrack, an Armed Genoese merchant ship that thrived during the late 1400s and 1500s. The intricate illustration beautifully captures the essence of this Italian vessel, highlighting its grandeur and significance in European trade. Sailing gracefully through the vast ocean, this vintage Carrack represents a rich heritage deeply rooted in tradition. Its towering masts proudly display billowing sails adorned with the iconic lateen sail design, which allowed for efficient navigation across Mediterranean waters. As we delve into history's pages, we uncover how these magnificent ships played a pivotal role in shaping Europe's commercial landscape. With their sturdy hulls and ample cargo space, Carracks embarked on daring voyages from bustling ports like Genoa to distant lands as skilled traders sought new opportunities. The North Wind Picture Archives has masterfully captured this timeless scene, transporting us back to an era where sea travel was both treacherous and awe-inspiring. This artful depiction serves as a reminder of our ancestors' relentless pursuit of exploration and discovery. Let your imagination set sail alongside this historic Carrack; envision yourself aboard its deck as it plows through choppy waves towards unknown horizons. Immerse yourself in the allure of centuries past while admiring this exquisite work of art that pays homage to Europe's seafaring legacy.

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