Astrolabe Size 2


Dimensions: Length 85 x Width 26 x Height x 62 cm.

Grade B / Quality Superior

The Construction of the Boat.

  • We place a layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.
  • The decks made with small planks of Oak wood.
  • The masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak and Acajou.
  • The Sculptures, anchors, and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • The Cotton sails are tinted in the tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.


Astrolabe Ship Model

Origin: France

Year: 1811

Astrolabe was a horse barge converted to an exploration ship of the French Navy. Originally named Coquille. She is famous for her travels with Jules Dumont d’Urville.
The name derives from a Voyage under the command of Louis Isidore Duperrey.

French ship Astrolabe “Maquette Bateau”

During the voyage the ship spent two weeks in the Bay of Islands in the north of New Zealand in 1824.

On the return voyage to France the ship sailed through the Ellice Islands (now known as Tuvalu). Early navigational instrument, the astrolabe, a precursor to the sextant.

Therefore, Coquille was renamed Astrolabe in honour of one of the ships of La Pérouse. She sailed from Toulon on 22 April 1826, towards the Pacific Ocean.


Additional information

Weight 11 kg
Dimensions 95 × 36 × 72 cm