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Barbary Wars; Guerrazzi, John B. (fl. circa 1805) The Burning of the American Fregate the Philadelphia in the Harbour of Tripoli.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
450
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Barbary Wars; Guerrazzi, John B. (fl. circa 1805) The Burning of the American Fregate the Philadelphia in the Harbour of Tripoli. Livorno, Italy: Guerrazzi, 1805. Copper-plate engraving, uncolored, depicting the destruction of the U.S.S. Philadelphia by Stephen Decatur in the harbor of Tripoli, trimmed to within the plate image, with loss to title and imprint at foot, neat repairs to image, 10 1/8 x 14 3/4 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $1,200-1,500


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Keywords

David Spinney, Barbary Wars, Foreign relations of the United States, Geography of Africa, Livorno, Military history of the United States, Stephen Decatur, Tripoli, Philadelphia, Italy

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