An Eighteenth Century Felucca

By Barone G.B. Rubin de Cervin Albrizzi, published August 1980


Two contemporary and richly decorated units of this typical 18th century Neapolitan passage boats are still preserved: one at the Museum San Martino, in Naples, and the other one at the Museo Storico Navale, in Venice. The author refers to the latter and gives a full illustrated description of her structure and decoration, including the etymology of the word felucca, some explanations of the use of this kind of boat at that time, and many other interesting details, including her body plan and a lot of construction aspects.

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Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft

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