Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is an illustration of a ship from an unidentified manuscript. I’m making an assumption that it it is medieval, but a palaeography expert should know for certain based on analysis of the scribal hand. The drawing manages to look simultaneously magnificent, and childlike. All those oars! And the shape… could it really have stayed afloat?
Spanish galley illustration from “Itinerary of Bedřich of Donín” or “Itinerary of Friedrich von Donin”, 17th century.
Royal canon monastery of the Premonstratensians of Strahov Library, Prague.
(Source: jothelibrarian, via dehidalgosycorsarios-deactivate)