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

  Lot 68

NAVAL SIGNAL TABLE: 'Distinguishing Vanes for...

Sold for £900

Condition report

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NAVAL SIGNAL TABLE: 'Distinguishing Vanes for the Ships and Vessels of the Channel Fleet', 1809
Original printed and manuscript table inscribed as per title, neatly completed in ink with the names of 53 ships, the pennants painted in watercolour, given to Vice Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) on board H.M.S. Caledonia, 21st July 1809, autographed by Admiral James Gambier (1756-1833), Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet, and by James Wilkinson, Admiral Gambier's secretary, sheet size -- 13.4 x 43cm. (5 ¼ x 17in.) framed and glazed