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Shipbuilding: Half Section (p. 140b)
This drawing represents a cross section of a galley of Flanders at its widest point. It gives the distance from the center line to the curve of the frame at half and then one-foot intervals above the keel. It is not clear that Venetian shipbuilders used this kind of diagram in the design and construction of galleys. It may represent the results of measurements made after construction rather than a system of offsets for determining hull curvature. In copying this diagram, Michael made a mistake and at the height of 2 feet wrote the breadth as 1 foot 1 finger rather than 7 feet 1 finger.
+ Ihesus + Questo chomenza da ertto e vuol dir pie 8 1/2 1/4. alta in chovertta pie 8 men 2 deda pie 8 1/2 1/4pie 8 men deda 2pie 8 1/2pie 7pie 8 dedo 1pie 6pie 8 mezo terzopie 5pie 8pie 4pie 7 1/2 dedo 1pie 3pie 7 dedo 1pie 2pie 6 dedo 1pie 11/3 pie 6 men 1/3pie 1/2de pian pie 5Questa indredo serà ampieza e groseza del murello. //
+ Jesus + This starts at the top and means 8 _ High on the deck 8 feet minus 2 fingers 8 _ feet 8 feet minus 2 fingers 8 _ feet 7 feet 8 feet 1 finger 6 feet 8 1/6 feet 5 feet 8 feet 4 feet 7 _ feet 1 finger 3 feet 7 feet 1 finger 2 feet 6 feet 1 finger 1 foot 1/3 6 feet minus 1/3 _ foot flat, 5 feet In total 8 feet minus two fingers tall On the back of this will be the breadth and width of the standard unit