20th Apr, 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Princess)

 
  Lot 51
 

51

LORD ANSON (1697-1762): AN AUTOGRAPH...

LORD ANSON (1697-1762): AN AUTOGRAPH COMMISSION
issued to Cmdr John Ballett to command the sloop Otter, dated 18th January, 1747, printed on vellum with manuscript insertions and Admiralty Board seals, counter-signed Bedford; Duncannon and another obscured -- 11 x 12in. (28 x 30.5cm.)

According to Rif Winfield's Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-92, Ballett assumed command of Otter in January 1748, with the Otter 'cruising in home waters' under command of William Cust, and William Lloyd during much of 1747. Ballett's cruise took him to the Carolinas and Bahamas where he died in September 1749. It is presumed the anomaly is a simple clerical one as often happens at year's turn.

Sold for £682
Estimated at £200 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
LORD ANSON (1697-1762): AN AUTOGRAPH COMMISSION
issued to Cmdr John Ballett to command the sloop Otter, dated 18th January, 1747, printed on vellum with manuscript insertions and Admiralty Board seals, counter-signed Bedford; Duncannon and another obscured -- 11 x 12in. (28 x 30.5cm.)

According to Rif Winfield's Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-92, Ballett assumed command of Otter in January 1748, with the Otter 'cruising in home waters' under command of William Cust, and William Lloyd during much of 1747. Ballett's cruise took him to the Carolinas and Bahamas where he died in September 1749. It is presumed the anomaly is a simple clerical one as often happens at year's turn.