Cocca Veneta. 16th century.
This was an unarmed merchant vessel trading from the Mediterranean, in particular Venice.
The term 'Cocca' was applied to small merchant ships sailing from Venice to the east.
Characterised by a high prow and stern and a simple, manoeuvrable rig with 3 square and 2 lateen sails.
Their length was 20-30 metres and under 2000 tonnes displacement.
The model is approx. 68cm long and 53cm high.
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