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A Spanish Galleon. Public domain by age.

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I found the galleon picture from a website that didn't cite the image, although I've also seen it in two books (History of the World: The last five hundred years (1986) by Bonanza Press and Naval Warfare: 1492-1792, Cambridge University Press (1999)) The first one lists it as a "Sixteenth-century engraving of a Spanish galleon by Albrecht Dürer," while the second lists it as an "Anonymous sixteenth century engraving of a Spanish galleon." I'm kind of skeptical that Dürer did it, but I couldn't find any citations online for it. Sorry. Adam Faanes 15:12, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Yes, it may not be from Dürer because he died 1528 and the ship shows a sprit topmast, which was addet in the early 17the century (1620). -- 16:22, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
It's almost certainly a mid-17th century ship, not a 16th-century one. They looked entirely different. Fut.Perf. 18:19, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Uploaded there by Adam Faanes.

Although it has the general appearance of a Spanish galleon, this etching is neither a Spanish Galleon or drawn by Durer.

Durer may have drawn ships when he was in Italy in 1505 but there were no ships in the Mediterranean of this size at this time. Looking at the rows of cannon ports and the fact that a Royal barge is rowing out to it, this is a three masted Man O War and not a cargo ship (galleon). I agree with the comment above that it is a ship (possibly Sweden flag) of 1620 to 1640, one hundred years after Albert Durer. --w:User:Tom Bennett, shipwreck historian.

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