Ship model - Columbus' Santa Maria of 1492

 

Ship model SANTA MARIA

   

Scale 1 : 64, length 125 cm, width 51 cm, height 94 cm,
More photos:  several pictures. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

 

The SANTA MARIA was the largest of the three ships, with which Christopher Columbus started his long journey to find a westward sea route to India on 3 August 1492. On 12 October he discovered the island San Salvador east of Cuba. Thus the Spanish colonisation of Central America took its beginning.

 
There are only very few contemporary data about Christopher Columbus' three expedition ships (Santa Maria, Pinta, Nina). Close to Huelva (Spain), in the village of Rabida, is the Muelle de las Carabelas, a wharf with replicas of the three Columbus ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina. Next to it is a museum with exhibits of that time.

 

  

This somewhat older and affectionately restorated model of the SANTA MARIA is 1:50 scale. Length of the ship model is 72 cm, width 36 cm, and height 57 cm.

Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire model and some closer views. 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.

 

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