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A kora-kora boat with mainsail


A kora-kora boat with mainsail

Vingboons, Johannes

A kora-kora boat with mainsail.

Kora-koras were the most frequently used vessel type in the Moluccas. They were around ten metres long and extremely narrow, and were used for both trade and as men-o' war. The plate is taken from the Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas.

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Sources and literature

Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (2005)