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Ship model slave ship L'Aurore of 1784


Ship model trade ship L'Aurore of 1784


Ship name L'Aurore
Scale 1 : 48
Length 102 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 81 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price sold
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The history of the L'Aurore

L'Aurore was built in 1784 in France by the shipbuilder H. Penevert. The length amounted to 31 m, the width to 8.7 m, the displacement to 500 tons at 4 m draught.

Ships like L'Aurore operated in the transatlantic triangular trading system in 17th and 18th century. The ships left Europe carrying copper and bronze, guns, ammunition, cloth and glass beads to the coast of West Africa, where thay were sold for slaves. The ships then brought the slaves to the Caribbean or the American colonies. Many slaves died in the crowded holds due to disease and bad nourishment. On the trip back to Europe the ships took sugar, molasses or rum as cargo.


The L'Aurore model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built to plans of Jean Boudriot in his book "MONOGRAPHIE DE L'AURORE - navire négrier - 1784", ANCRE publishing house. The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the impressive rigging. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!

This model of L'Aurore is a very beautiful, fine piece of work. The elegant lines of the ship are clearly shown in the model.
The ship model is 1 : 48 scale. Length is 102 cm, width 35 cm, height 81 cm.

The ship model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport. It is kept in place in the stand by two pins in the keel


This model has already been 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.

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