Ship model galeas from Stettin, 18th century
Scale 1 : 50, length 69 cm, width 19 cm, height 59 cm,
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of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
The galeas ship type
The galeas is a small
type of trade ship, which was common in the Baltic Sea and North Sea
from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. The galeas was developed from
the Dutch galliot, which was rigged in a similar way, but was equipped
with a rounded stern. This ship carries the flag of the Baltic seaport
The galeas model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model is with sails, set like the ship being on starboard tack
in quartering wind. The model was built to plans of Chapman (Frederik
Henrik af Chapman, Architectura Navalis Mercatoria, plate XIV, Stockholm
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions,
closer views of hull, deck and rigging. If you click on a
photo you will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high
resolution photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were
put in the model.
With the ship models goes a
purpose-built display case..
Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Microsoft Internet
Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a
larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 12
megapixel. So they are about 10 - 20 times larger than your 0.5 -
1.3 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the
pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship
models. To see the original resolution move the mouse over the
pictures and click on the magnifying lens.
This model of a galeas is a very beautiful true masterpiece, clearly
showing the elegant forms of the original ship design. Hull and rigging
are worked out in very detail by a very experienced ship modeller.
ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 69 cm, width 19 cm, height 59 cm.
The display case length is 79 cm, width 28 cm, height 62 cm.
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.