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La Niña by CRI-CRI - scale 1/48 - ship of Cristoforo Colombo - 1492 - FINISHED

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Interesting problem. The general principle is that in the Mediterranean they fixed the lower ends of the shrouds with pairs of blocks, while in the Atlantic they used deadeyes (caps de mouton). Columbus set forth from Palos de la Frontera, on the southern coast of Spain, on the Atlantic side of the Straits of Gibraltar.


So perhaps his ships were fitted with caps de mouton, as was this Spanish carrack of 1475, from an altarpiece depicting the battle of Zumaia, off Gibraltar. Note that these are fixed on the outer side of the hull.



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Thanks Louie-da-fly


The latin rigging was replaced (Canarias, September 1492) for using squared  sails, like Pinta ship, latin sails were too dangerous for Atlantic


Javier Pastor could have mistaken with other ships of mediterranean area, like other false details noticed into its plan, which I had to correct

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