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Corel's Mirage
Length 34-1/4" Height 31" Scale 1:75

The legend: 17th century France saw a fierce rivalry between naval architects, artists and craftsmen, as each tried to outdo the other in constructing the finest and most lavish ship. A fine example of these excesses is the Mirage, built during the reign of Louis XIV in 1675.

The Reality: Although a beautiful model, I can find no evidence that the Mirage actually existed.

 

Corel's Mirage