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Lot #35
DepartmentLog Books
Low Estimate$15,000.00
High Estimate$20,000.00
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2019

Description

PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF A WHALING VOYAGE OF THE SHIP RODMAN
Titled on first page Journal of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Kept By Joseph Tobin Jun on Board the Ship Rodman". Similar inscription on first page of entries. Entries dated from November 24, 1827 to June 7, 1830. Includes approx. 290 watercolors of whales, ships, islands, suns, moons, fish, birds, etc., as well as watercolor ship portraits on endpapers. One island drawing is identified as "Woahoo" and is similar to an example from Cook's Voyages. Folio volume in brown boards with leather spine and corners.
Provenance:
Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, with blind embossed collection label on two pages.
Gifted by Barbara Johnson to the consignor.
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Condition

Some taped tears.

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