The galeas ship type
The galeas is a small type of trade ship, used mainly in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. It was popular from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. The galeas was derived from the Dutch galiot. A galiot had a similar rig, but 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.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are 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 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.