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James Alexander, publisher (American, 19th Century) The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship "Britannia" (John Hewett, Commander).

Auction:
2743T
Lot:
1300
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2743T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 04, 2014 2:00PM

Description:

James Alexander, publisher (American, 19th Century)

The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship "Britannia" (John Hewett, Commander). "Press of Ferd. Mayer," dated February 1876, identified within matrix. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 22 x 28 in., matted and framed. Condition: Repaired tear l.l. into matrix, stains to right edge, U-shaped tear in sky c.l.

Note: On July 4, 1840, the Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Britannia was the first mail steamer with service running between England and North America.
Estimate $200-300


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