The Batavia is probably one of the most inspiring ships built in modern history.
Reconstructed without any plans available.
Master Shipwright Willem Vos started his research to build the Batavia in the 1970’s .
He studied old paintings and stock-lists, all around Europe, he visited museums alike .
After his research was completed he made hundreds of detailed sketches of all parts of the ship. With those the reconstruction of the Batavia began.
The construction plans included in this book were made AFTER the Batavia was completed !
May you enjoy the images and drawings
as much as I did enjoy photographing
and designing the books about this unique ship .
The Last East Indiaman - Batavia
(PS: Owners of this book will receive a discount on the digital files of the full size scans of the construction plans as available from www.bataviaphotos.com )