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A Admiraliteit Jaght, or Admiralty Yacht

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1904
Materials: ink; paper; board
Measurements: 11 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Dutch; admiralty yachts
Classification: vessel depictions

A sepia half-tone depicting broadside, bow, and stern views of a Dutch Admiralty yacht in addition to the deck and body plans. A decorative cartouche on the top right corner states in Dutch the dimensions of the yacht and indicates that the vessel is an Admiralty yacht. Along the bottom of the print is another cartouche with a grid for the scaled measurements that is flanked by plan drafting instruments. The Admiralty yacht was used by admirals in connection with their fleets, frequently performing important service; they were attached to the fleet of every Dutch admiral during the naval wars of the seventeenth century. The collector, Arthur H. Clark, used this print from his collection to illustrate his book 'The History of Yachting, 1600-1815' (New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904), 44.