Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous')

 
  Lot 62
 

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NAVAL SIGNAL BOOK (HARBOUR SIGNALS, SEA...

NAVAL SIGNAL BOOK (HARBOUR SIGNALS, SEA SIGNALS, NIGHT SIGNALS AND FOG SIGNALS)
2 vol, manuscript on vellum, 35 and 25 leaves (including 19 blank), exquisite hand-coloured manuscript frontispiece of a trophy of flags and geographical instruments, folding leaf containing two watercolour drawings of compass diagrams, some of the tables with flags painted in watercolour. Both in contemporary calf, blindstamped decoration round the sides, small 4to, -- 6¼ x 4¾in. (15.5 x 12cm.), contained in their original red straight-grained morocco wallet binding with flap, on the flap a small oval silver plaque inscribed: Honble Captn P. Bertie.
Captain Peregrine Francis Bertie (1741-1790) was the third son of the Earl of Abingdon and commissioned a lieutenant in 1759, being made post captain in 1762 when he commanded the first-rate ship Repulse. He entered Parliament as MP for Oxford in 1774 and later went to sea again in the 1780s, commanding H.M.S. Fortitude and H.M.S. Carnatic. His son-in-law was Sir Thomas Bertie (1758-1825), a friend and contemporary of Nelson who would rise to the rank of Admiral.

Sold for £8,060
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
NAVAL SIGNAL BOOK (HARBOUR SIGNALS, SEA SIGNALS, NIGHT SIGNALS AND FOG SIGNALS)
2 vol, manuscript on vellum, 35 and 25 leaves (including 19 blank), exquisite hand-coloured manuscript frontispiece of a trophy of flags and geographical instruments, folding leaf containing two watercolour drawings of compass diagrams, some of the tables with flags painted in watercolour. Both in contemporary calf, blindstamped decoration round the sides, small 4to, -- 6¼ x 4¾in. (15.5 x 12cm.), contained in their original red straight-grained morocco wallet binding with flap, on the flap a small oval silver plaque inscribed: Honble Captn P. Bertie.
Captain Peregrine Francis Bertie (1741-1790) was the third son of the Earl of Abingdon and commissioned a lieutenant in 1759, being made post captain in 1762 when he commanded the first-rate ship Repulse. He entered Parliament as MP for Oxford in 1774 and later went to sea again in the 1780s, commanding H.M.S. Fortitude and H.M.S. Carnatic. His son-in-law was Sir Thomas Bertie (1758-1825), a friend and contemporary of Nelson who would rise to the rank of Admiral.