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Navigational and Mathematical Note- and Sketchbook, Newbury, Massachusetts, c. 1830.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
197
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Navigational and Mathematical Note- and Sketchbook, Newbury, Massachusetts, c. 1830. Folio-format wove paper leaves inscribed with mathematical and navigational calculations written by Joseph Lunt (1810-1883) of Newbury, with his signature dated 1826 in several places (Lunt was the son of Richard Lunt and Sarah Bright, and husband of Mary Jane Cook and Clarissa Palmer), contents include a large watercolor of a sailing ship; another of a house by a river; a large pen-and-ink of a sextant; a compass rose; several small ink drawings of ships; Mercator's Chart of France, Spain and Portugal, and the African coast and islands done in ink by hand; a pen-and-ink chart of Newburyport shaded in ink washes of yellow, brown, and green; approximately forty-five leaves, disbound, most pages 13 x 8 in.; [together with] three family photographs of Lunt's descendants.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Clarissa Palmer, Mary Jane Cook, Joseph Lunt, Sarah Bright, Drawing, Ink, Newbury, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Painting, Pen, Richard Lunt, Sketch, Visual arts, Wash, Newburyport, France, Portugal, Spain

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