The Mirage, is a true reproduction to scale of a first-class admiral ship, armed with 84 guns, belonging to the French navy in the time of Louis XIV.
The period between the 16th century and the middle of the 17th century, can be considered the golden period of sailing ships. A period in which even some essentially sea-going characteristics of the men-of-war were sacrificed to the exigencies of aesthetics.
This resulted in a tight rivalry between architects, artists and woodworking masters to apply decorations and trimmings, the masters of the ship, once arrived in the open sea, hurried to remove to make their ship easier to handle.
Corel ship model plans are historically accurate and contain detail instructions on building the ship model.