Hello, I am fortunate in having acquired an English translation of the captioned book. Mr. Landstrom was a master artist in this genre and has been and continues to be a major source of inspiration to me. Even though he made a few 'errors' such as the color of the topsides, this site and others continue to improve our knowledge of this very famous ship. Fred and others continue the study and publication of new findings, and I eagerly await book II of his series.
I highly recommend getting a copy of Mr. Landstrom's book. His artistry is amazing.
Edit: While searching for Landstrom in Amazon, I found the book "The Ship: Illustrated History" hardcover, used at $4.49 plus shipping, total about 8 and cents dollars. I've bought used books before through Amazon, and never got disappointed.
The illustrations in Landström are the real value here. He worked with the woman who was responsible for documenting the ship in the 1960s and 70s, Eva Marie Stolt, and spent a year crawling around in the ship before starting the paintings. The illustrations of the ship under construction are particularly good, and accurate for the most part. The color scheme he used was based on what the museum thought at the time, before the paint remains had been documented and analyzed, so I would not take him to task for that. The text is another matter. Landström was an excellent observer and artist, but he was not an historian. He is one of those responsible for the myth that the meddling king altered the specifications of the ship after construction started, and some of what he says about the history of the ship either cannot be substantiated or does not tally with the evidence. On balance, I think this is an excellent source for model builders who want to know how the ship is constructed. Fred Hocker
Fred...I just purchased a used copy of the Swedish addition Regalskeppet Vasan from the Caspar W. Weinberger Library collection (former US secretary of defense). He was in Stockholm in October of 1981 and I was wondering if you knew if he visited the Museum at that time. By the way...book cost $15.00 and is in immaculate condition. Thanks for your help...Lance Comfort
Thank you Fred. Appreciate the info. I had no idea when I purchased the book about it's owner or history,(just that it was a fantastic price). I just wanted it for the drawings to help with my Billings build currently under construction. I had read a lot about it's usefulness and accuracy on this forum. When I saw the bookplate I started researching his travels and found he was in Stockholm in October of 1981 for military discussions with the Swedish government and wondered if he purchased it at that time. I could find no information about a visit to the museum but thought there was a likelihood due to the book. Thanks again...Lance
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