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Auction 2900T

June 1, 2016 12:00PM
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June 9, 2016 10:00AM

06-01-2016 06-09-2016

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Three Early Maritime Prints

Three Early Maritime Prints

Lot:
1000
Sold for:
$369$300

Three Early Maritime Prints, two probably French, 17th century, one English, 18th century, the first titled "Description D'un Navire Royal," published by Francois-Gerard Jollain, after 1667; the More ...

Early Engraving of Sir Francis Drake

Early Engraving of Sir Francis Drake

Lot:
1001
Sold for:
$123$100

Early Engraving of Sir Francis Drake, 18th century, on woven paper with visible plate mark, Drake in an oval frame with panoply of arms below on an elaborate pedestal with battle scene, in a molded More ...

"JOHN PAUL JONES" Engraved Portrait

"JOHN PAUL JONES" Engraved Portrait

Lot:
1002
Sold for:
$492$400

"JOHN PAUL JONES" Engraved Portrait, drawn by G. Samuels after Charles Willson Peale, 19th century, in a gilt frame, sight ht. 7, wd. 5 1/2 in. More ...

Logbook Entries from the Voyage of the Minerva

Logbook Entries from the Voyage of the Minerva

Lot:
1003
Sold for:
$3,444$2,800

Logbook Entries from the Voyage of the Minerva, Captain Nicholas Pocock, c. 1776, pen and ink on paper, detailing observations on May 2nd-7th and 14th-25th, May 1776, aboard the Minerva "From More ...

English School, Late 18th/Early 19th century,      Portrait of a British Officer, possibly General Cornwallis

English School, Late 18th/Early 19th century, Portrait of a British Officer, possibly General Cornwallis

Lot:
1004
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

English School, Late 18th/Early 19th century, Portrait of a British Officer, possibly General Cornwallis Unsigned. Oil on canvas, the figure painted within an oval surrounded by brown More ...

Cast Plaster Portraits of Admirals Howe and Duncan

Cast Plaster Portraits of Admirals Howe and Duncan

Lot:
1005
Sold for:
$369$300

Cast Plaster Portraits of Admirals Howe and Duncan, England, early 19th century, the two high relief cast plaques with quarter-length profile views of each admiral, the reverse of one inscribed More ...

Nine Printed Portrait or Pictorial Views

Nine Printed Portrait or Pictorial Views

Lot:
1006
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Nine Printed Portrait or Pictorial Views, 18th and 19th century, including portraits of Thomas Jefferson (after Gilbert Stuart), Ulysses S. Grant, lithographs titled "Dinner Given to the Japanese More ...

Nine Natural History Book Plates

Nine Natural History Book Plates

Lot:
1007
Sold for:
$123$100

Nine Natural History Book Plates, London, early 19th century, all hand-colored, each showing multiple species including insects, mollusks, birds, and whales, each 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. More ...

Copy of 1797 British Naval Correspondence

Copy of 1797 British Naval Correspondence

Lot:
1008
Sold for:
$246$200

Copy of 1797 British Naval Correspondence, late 18th/early 19th century, six handwritten pages, including correspondence from John Dalrymple, and a reference to Admiral Horatio Nelson's plans to More ...

Engraved Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Engraved Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1009
Sold for:
$246$200

Engraved Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, A. Easto, late 18th century, the circular portrait with inscription "Engrav'd by A. Easto from an Original Miniature.," in a round molded frame, frame dia. More ...

Miniature Watercolor Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson

Miniature Watercolor Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1010
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

Miniature Watercolor Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson, England, early 19th century, oval, depicting a woman seated in mourning next to a stone marker inscribed "Nelson," with a sailing vessel in the More ...

Carved Bone Admiral Lord Nelson Snuffbox

Carved Bone Admiral Lord Nelson Snuffbox

Lot:
1011
Sold for:
$246$200

Carved Bone Admiral Lord Nelson Snuffbox, England, early 19th century, a hinged lid with cut out circular medallion depicting a panoply of arms on a pedestal, the back with two hearts pierced by an More ...

Brass "Admiral Lord Nelson" Memorial Snuff Box

Brass "Admiral Lord Nelson" Memorial Snuff Box

Lot:
1012
Sold for:
$615$500

Brass "Admiral Lord Nelson" Memorial Snuff Box, England, early 19th century, the circular top with beaded edge centering a bust of Nelson, fits tightly onto a cylindrical box with Greek key design, More ...

Admiral Lord Nelson Enamel Mirror Supports

Admiral Lord Nelson Enamel Mirror Supports

Lot:
1013
Sold for:
$800$650

Admiral Lord Nelson Enamel Mirror Supports, probably Bilston, England, early 19th century, the convex enamel plaques with a bust of Nelson in naval uniform inscribed "ADMR LD NELSON," mounted on a More ...

Manuscript Transcripts of Admiral Nelson's Fleet Logbooks from the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805

Manuscript Transcripts of Admiral Nelson's Fleet Logbooks from the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805

Lot:
1014
Unsold
 

Manuscript Transcripts of Admiral Nelson's Fleet Logbooks from the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805, likely copied in the 1830s, most sheets watermarked "HUXHAM MILL/1832," transcriptions More ...

Engraved Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Engraved Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1015
Sold for:
$197$160

Engraved Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, early 19th century, Nelson in full military uniform with medals in a laurel above a crest and image of the sword of the Spanish admiral, in a modern molded More ...

Large Paper Maquette for a Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson

Large Paper Maquette for a Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1016
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Large Paper Maquette for a Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson, England, early 19th century, designed as an obelisk under a gothic arch, the upper spandrels with Nelson's "Victories," and "Rewards," the More ...

Pair of Engraved Portraits of Admiral Nelson

Pair of Engraved Portraits of Admiral Nelson

Lot:
1017
Sold for:
$209$170

Pair of Engraved Portraits of Admiral Nelson, 19th century, hand-tinted engraved images mounted in molded oval frames, marbled paper backs, ht. 7 3/8, wd. 6 in. More ...

Miniature Watercolor Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Miniature Watercolor Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1018
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Miniature Watercolor Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, inscribed "Baron Nelson of the Nile -- by Maria Teresa Tesi, c. 1798" on the paper backing, the subject seen in full regalia, dia. 2 in. More ...

Grand Tour Miniature Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Grand Tour Miniature Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1019
Sold for:
$861$700

Grand Tour Miniature Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, 19th century, with Boule frame (damage), image 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. More ...

Grand Tour Miniature Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Grand Tour Miniature Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1020
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Grand Tour Miniature Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, late 19th century, with incised "French Ivory" paneled frame (minor losses), image 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. More ...

Pair of Grand Tour Portrait Miniatures of Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton

Pair of Grand Tour Portrait Miniatures of Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton

Lot:
1021
Sold for:
$677$550

Pair of Grand Tour Portrait Miniatures of Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, 19th century, the subjects each seen bust-length, Nelson in the typical view, Lady Hamilton with a large pink More ...

Cast Copper Bust of Admiral Lord Nelson

Cast Copper Bust of Admiral Lord Nelson

Lot:
1022
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

Cast Copper Bust of Admiral Lord Nelson, England, 20th century, the bust on a square plinth mounted to a turned oak pedestal, the plinth inscribed "MADE OF COPPER /FROM/NELSON'S FLAGSHIPS," and More ...

Copper Nelson's Victory Centenary Memento

Copper Nelson's Victory Centenary Memento

Lot:
1023
Sold for:
$234$190

Copper Nelson's Victory Centenary Memento, c. 1905, sheet copper shield mounted on wood plaque, the shield decorated with anchor and presentation inscription "Presented by the BRITISH & FOREIGN More ...

Seaman's Quadrant

Seaman's Quadrant

Lot:
1024
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

Seaman's Quadrant, 17th century, the triangular wood body with arched bottom engraved with arcs and scales, the reverse side with circular brass plate engraved with depictions of constellations, ht. More ...

Brass G. Adams Horary Quadrant

Brass G. Adams Horary Quadrant

Lot:
1025
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

Brass G. Adams Horary Quadrant, "Instrument Maker to His Majesty, Fleet Street London," scale from 0-90 on radius edge with half markings, and engraved in center of plate as above. More ...

Early Printed Bookplate of a Compass

Early Printed Bookplate of a Compass

Lot:
1026
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Early Printed Bookplate of a Compass, France, 17th/18th century, a compass rose with cardinal and other points labeled in French, dia. 9 1/4 in. (sight), in a modern mat and frame. More ...

Framed and Printed Navigational Pages

Framed and Printed Navigational Pages

Lot:
1027
Sold for:
$123$100

Framed and Printed Navigational Pages, France, 18th century, with one page of text, and two circular compositions showing navigational tools, in modern frame, overall with frame 15 3/4 in. square. More ...

Seventeen Engravings by James Ferguson After J. Mynde

Seventeen Engravings by James Ferguson After J. Mynde

Lot:
1028
Sold for:
$308$250

Seventeen Engravings by James Ferguson After J. Mynde, England, probably 18th century, one image titled "The Orrery, made by James Ferguson" likely used as the frontispiece for the second edition of More ...

Brass and Steel Compass

Brass and Steel Compass

Lot:
1029
Sold for:
$554$450

Brass and Steel Compass, Carlo Bordogna, Milan, Italy, late 18th/early 19th century, the compass points protected by a threaded cover, marked with maker's name near the hinged end, lg. 5 1/4 in. More ...