Soleil Royal was a French 104-gun ship of the line, flagship of Admiral Tourville. She was built in Brest between 1668 and 1670 by engineer Laurent Hubac, was launched in 1669, and stayed unused in Brest harbour for years. She was recommissioned with 112 guns and 1200 men when the Nine Years War broke out in 1688 as the flagship of the escadre du Ponant (squadron of the Ponant). She was said to be a good sailing ship and her decorations were amongst the most beautiful and elaborate of all baroque flagships. The emblem of the "sun" had been chosen by Louis XIV as his personal symbol.
The most impressive tall ship ever in the French Navy. Built for King Louis XIV in the late 1600s, the 112-gun “Sun King” was decorated with woodcarvings of the French monarch and was the symbol of grace and ability.
A truly magnificent model by Artesfer of Spain. Models may vary slightly in finish due to the fact these are hand made and hand finished. TheÂ model is made in CITA classified premiumÂ woods with high quality finishes, varnished and comes fully assembled. Packaging: Assembled boat supplied individually boxed.
95length x 85high x 29width cm