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 century. The galeas was developed from the Dutch galliot, which was rigged in a similar way, but was equipped with a rounded stern.
The Baltic Sea trader KARL UND MARIE shows the type of rigging used by the end of the 19th century.
The galeas model, photos, description and dimensions
This galeas model is a fine and beautiful piece of work. The ship model is 1 : 40 scale. Length is 72 cm, width 18 cm, height 61 cm. The ship model stands on its keel, stabilized by two tiny wedges made from ebony that are fixed to the hull by double-sided adhesive tape.