Astrolabe Size 3


Dimensions: Length 115 x Width 32 x Height x 88 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 ship was a horse barge converted to an exploration ship of the French Navy and was originally named Coquille.

Astrolabe Ship is famous for her travels with Jules Dumont d’Urville.

The name derives from a Voyage under the command of Louis Isidore Duperrey.

Commanded Coquille on its circumnavigation of the earth (1822-1825) with Jules Dumont d’Urville.

René-PrimevÚre Lesson also travelled on Coquille as a naval doctor and naturalist.

On their return in March 1825, Lesson and Dumont brought back to France.

Imposing collection of animals and plants collected on the Falkland Islands.

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, She 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 19 kg
Dimensions 125 × 42 × 98 cm