|"Le Port de Saigon", from Jonques et Sampans, p.28 (of PDF)|
Now available for free download is Jonques et Sampans by Claude Farrère and Charles Fouqueray. The valuable, hand-painted limited edition (500 copies) book, published in 1945, was scanned and made available to us by a generous enthusiast who wishes to remain anonymous.
The text of Jonques et Sampans is in French and is less technical than the other books on our free downloads page. It describes watercraft in China, Indochina, and Singapore and is illustrated with dozens of beautiful watercolors.
|Small craft in Hue, from Jonques et Sampans, p.75 (of PDF)|