Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

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

 
  Lot 63
 

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A MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG OF H.M. SHIPS CUMBERLAND AND SIREN, CIRCA 1858-9

A MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG OF H.M.SHIPS CUMBERLAND AND SIREN, CIRCA 1858-9

kept by T.A. Sneyd Kynnersley between 5th April 1857-30th April 1858, comprising 58 leaves, four watercolours including one of Rio de Janeiro, five pen and ink maps, one pen and ink drawing, from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro, Raya Island, back to Rio and cruising off Cape Frio, keeping the crew occupied with furling and unfurling sails, keeping parts of the ship clean, etc.; including a log of H.M.S Siren, 16 guns commanded from 1st May to 8th May by Captain J.A. Selwyn and from 9th May 1858 by Comr G.H. Belfour, two parts, 39 leaves, five watercolours, 10 pen and ink drawings including one of Rio de Janeiro, four pen and ink maps, plying between Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Frio, Port Frio, Buenos Aires, Bahia and returning to Portsmouth, two works in one vol., bound in contemporary half roan, (very slightly rubbed) -- 12½ x 8½in. (32 x 21.5cm.)

Thomas Alfred Sneyd Kynnersley (British/New Zealander 1839–1874) retired from the Royal Navy due to ill health not long after writing this log and settled in New Zealand in the early 1860s, where he became MP for Westland North.

Sold for £471
Estimated at £250 - £350

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 

A MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG OF H.M.SHIPS CUMBERLAND AND SIREN, CIRCA 1858-9

kept by T.A. Sneyd Kynnersley between 5th April 1857-30th April 1858, comprising 58 leaves, four watercolours including one of Rio de Janeiro, five pen and ink maps, one pen and ink drawing, from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro, Raya Island, back to Rio and cruising off Cape Frio, keeping the crew occupied with furling and unfurling sails, keeping parts of the ship clean, etc.; including a log of H.M.S Siren, 16 guns commanded from 1st May to 8th May by Captain J.A. Selwyn and from 9th May 1858 by Comr G.H. Belfour, two parts, 39 leaves, five watercolours, 10 pen and ink drawings including one of Rio de Janeiro, four pen and ink maps, plying between Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Frio, Port Frio, Buenos Aires, Bahia and returning to Portsmouth, two works in one vol., bound in contemporary half roan, (very slightly rubbed) -- 12½ x 8½in. (32 x 21.5cm.)

Thomas Alfred Sneyd Kynnersley (British/New Zealander 1839–1874) retired from the Royal Navy due to ill health not long after writing this log and settled in New Zealand in the early 1860s, where he became MP for Westland North.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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