Book Review: "DANSKE ORLOGSSKIBE 1690-1860, Konstruktion og dekoration" by Bjerg, Hans Christian & John Erichsen

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Book Review:
DANSKE ORLOGSSKIBE 1690-1860,
Konstruktion og dekoration

by Bjerg, Hans Christian & John Erichsen

translation of the title:
Danish naval ships 1690 – 1860
Construction and Decoration

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This set was published on 1980 by Lademann

heavy two volume set (appr. 5kg) , large handsome format (43cm x 30cm),
attractive decorated blue cloth, in original slipcase, title on front board (a large heavy set).


Content and description of the two volumes

Volume I


Text, 205 pages, 204 figs (71 in colour), endpaper illus.
With a 10 pages English Language summary at the end of this volume.

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Volume II

Plans, 91 plans (including 2 large foldouts), most plates highlighted in colour, endpaper illus. AJS: A fine handsomely produced work

Volume II features 91 vessels in highly detailed, double-page line drawings, many of which are in full-color; with triple-page foldouts as well; statistics of each vessel are in both Danish and English. Published in dark blue cloth boards without dj and in Elephant Folio format; boards have elaborate stamped design of ornamental ships's stern on front board

This book describes the ships belonging to the navy of the Dual Monarchy of Denmark-Norway (until 1814) and Denmark from 1690-1860, the period when sailing ships were at their zenith. The first part, on the construction of the vessels, was written by Hans Christian Bjerg, naval historian and a keeper of the Record Office, Copenhagen. It deals with shipbuilding at Holmen, the Naval Dockyard at Copenhagen, and the chief constructors to the navy and ship designers who worked there. The second part concerns the decoration of the vessels and by an art historian, John Ericksen, who is curator of the Copenhagen City Museum. He gives an account of the artists and craftsmen who carried out the decoration and the work which was done in the sculptors' workshop at Holmen. Their research is based on a study of the abundant archives of the Danish navy, which include a very large and valuable collection of drawings dating back to about 1690, and also the collections of the Orlogsmuseet (Naval Museum), Copenhagen, which contains many ornament and other ship models. In both sections of the book comparisons and parallels are drawn between the whole body of material, and reference made to conditions and fashions abroad when they throw light upon what was taking place in Denmark-Norway and Denmark in the field of ship construction and decoration. (10pp English language summary at end of text volume).

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Look Inside of Volume I

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in the following post you can find the content of the second wonderful volume
 

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Book Review:
DANSKE ORLOGSSKIBE 1690-1860,
Konstruktion og dekoration

by Bjerg, Hans Christian & John Erichsen

translation of the title:
Danish naval ships 1690 – 1860
Construction and Decoration

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This set was published on 1980 by Lademann

heavy two volume set (appr. 5kg) , large handsome format (43cm x 30cm),
attractive decorated blue cloth, in original slipcase, title on front board (a large heavy set).


Content and description of the two volumes

Volume I


Text, 205 pages, 204 figs (71 in colour), endpaper illus.
With a 10 pages English Language summary at the end of this volume.

View attachment 82541


Volume II

Plans, 91 plans (including 2 large foldouts), most plates highlighted in colour, endpaper illus. AJS: A fine handsomely produced work

Volume II features 91 vessels in highly detailed, double-page line drawings, many of which are in full-color; with triple-page foldouts as well; statistics of each vessel are in both Danish and English. Published in dark blue cloth boards without dj and in Elephant Folio format; boards have elaborate stamped design of ornamental ships's stern on front board

This book describes the ships belonging to the navy of the Dual Monarchy of Denmark-Norway (until 1814) and Denmark from 1690-1860, the period when sailing ships were at their zenith. The first part, on the construction of the vessels, was written by Hans Christian Bjerg, naval historian and a keeper of the Record Office, Copenhagen. It deals with shipbuilding at Holmen, the Naval Dockyard at Copenhagen, and the chief constructors to the navy and ship designers who worked there. The second part concerns the decoration of the vessels and by an art historian, John Ericksen, who is curator of the Copenhagen City Museum. He gives an account of the artists and craftsmen who carried out the decoration and the work which was done in the sculptors' workshop at Holmen. Their research is based on a study of the abundant archives of the Danish navy, which include a very large and valuable collection of drawings dating back to about 1690, and also the collections of the Orlogsmuseet (Naval Museum), Copenhagen, which contains many ornament and other ship models. In both sections of the book comparisons and parallels are drawn between the whole body of material, and reference made to conditions and fashions abroad when they throw light upon what was taking place in Denmark-Norway and Denmark in the field of ship construction and decoration. (10pp English language summary at end of text volume).

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Look Inside of Volume I

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in the following post, you can find the content of the second wonderful volume
I have them both. They very nice Drawings etc, but unfortunately it is only in Danish- I am Danish born, so no problems for me. I bought them in the "Orlogs Museumet" in CPH for aboutb 25 years ago.
 

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Where is this book (both volumes) available for purchase?
Janos
Morning: I believe, that they still -if not run out - can be bought thru the Danish Nany Museum "DET DANSKE ORLOGSMUSEUM in Denmark. Actually, I do not know the exact situation today - they have changed location quite a few times over the Years- I have not been in Denmark in about 16 years, so I have lost the location, but it is in the Net.
 

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Hello Janos,try here

I am following your build closely. I like it, although the beginning with some problems, that you have now solved (the Keel, Strerpost etc)
 

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Morning: I believe, that they still -if not run out - can be bought thru the Danish Nany Museum "DET DANSKE ORLOGSMUSEUM in Denmark. Actually, I do not know the exact situation today - they have changed location quite a few times over the Years- I have not been in Denmark in about 16 years, so I have lost the location, but it is in the Net.
I do not think, that this book set is still available at the museums in Copenhagen.
The Maritim museum closed some years ago, and most of the models etc. are now part of the so called Krigsmuseum (war.museum), which I visited last year. See herefore my Topic:

I was also a longer time in the museum shop and did not see this set!
I bought my copy maybe 10 years ago via ebay (I think)
 
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