Year: 1270 AD
Vessel Type: Merchant Ship
Scale: 1/12th = 1 foot
Overall Length: 105 feet
Throughout the medieval period, the Italian Republic of Venice was a leading commercial center in southern Europe. Ships like "Venicia" were used by merchant families to transport goods throughout the Mediterranean basin.
Marco Polo's family, engaging heavily in commerce with the east, operated ships like this one to establish and maintain their wealth.
Blue prints, drawings, and technical information for this ship were provided by marine historian-scholars Robert Gleason of the U.S. and Bjorn Landstrom of Sweden.
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