Spanish Galleon Info 1572 - 1600

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Spanish Galleon Info 1572 - 1600

Post by BILLJACKSON1 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:48 am

Guys I am building the Spanish Galleon San Martin 1588. I also have 3 other kits from the same period. These were "Manila Galleons" that traveled to and from Manila to Mexico for 250 years.
I need any info on these galleons including drawings, rigging schedules, paint colors etc.
Thank you in advance,

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Re: Spanish Galleon Info 1572 - 1600

Post by carlbrechler » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 am

I don’t have a direct response to your question, but possible pointers to where you can find what you are looking for.

A brief search turns up two possible books: Galleon: The Great Ships of the Armada Era by Peter Kirsch, and Spanish Galleon 1530-1690 by Angus Konstam and Tony Bryan. The latter is an Osprey book. There are several books on the Manila Galleons, but they seem to be more toward the system rather than the individual ships. Check your local library and/or inter-library loan first as they can get a bit pricey.

Another source would be Google Scholar and The latter is similar to Google Scholar, but the authors upload the articles, so not necessarily peer revised. This group is valuable as even if the article isn’t what you are looking for, they generally have a bibliography of other sources in the same area.

I hope this will be o0f some help in your research!

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