Nautica Mediterranea

The Nautica Mediterranea is a book by Bartolomeo Crescenzio Romano, printed in Rome in 1607 by Bartolomeo Bonfadino. 

It is a treatise whose first chapter is dedicated to the construction of galleys and contains a clear description of the methods in use to pre-design the frames that were to be pre-erected over the keel, showing the narrowing and rising of the bottom marked on the turn of the bilge, in the Mediterranean tradition.



Translation into English




Crescenzio Romano, Bartolomeo, Nautica Mediterranea, Roma: Bartolomeo Bonfadino, 1607.

Rieth, Eric, Le Maître-gabarit, la Tablette et le Trebuchet, Paris: Editions du CTHS, 1996.

Citation Information:

Filipe Castro
2002, Ship Treatisis and Books, World Wide Web, URL,, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University