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Lot #34
DepartmentLog Books
Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2019

Description

WHALING JOURNAL OF THE SHIP ASIA OF HAVRE
Titled on first page of entries A Journal kept onboard the Ship Asia of Havre during a whaling voyage to the Coast of Patigonia [sic] and Elsewhere July 7th 1829". Entries dated from July 7, 1829 to May 1, 1831. Kept by H. Russell and signed by him at conclusion of last entry. Records taking 2,700 barrels of oil and 2,000 pounds of whalebone and includes a list at rear of whales taken, with date, area, barrels of oil, and the crew member who struck. Illustrated with approx. 122 whale stamps and small drawings, mostly of ships and coastlines, but also including a map of Berkley Bay in the Falkland Islands in the entry for February 23, 1830. Page-size maps/charts at rear for "Talcahuano Port", Chile, "East Falkland" and "Chile", all with a compass rose with north indicated with a fleur-de-lis. Folio volume in brown boards with leather spine and corners."

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