Reconstruction of the Colossus of Nero ~ Nero commissioned a bronze statue resembling himself and the Roman sun god, Sol. He holds a rudder on the globe which is a symbolic gesture of his power over land and sea.
The Figures In This Image Are Italians From The A. They Represent From Left To Right: Three Knights A Soldier Bernabo Visconti (died Venetian Warrior Roman Senator Doge Of Venice. The Illustration Dates To Bernabo Visconti
The ubiquitous bow fighting platform (rambade) of early modern galleys. This model is of a 1715 Swedish galley, somewhat smaller than the standard Mediterranean war galley, but still based on the same design.