Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

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

 
  Lot 70
 

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LOG BOOK OF H.M.S. BRITANNIA, FIRST RATE OF...

LOG BOOK OF H.M.S. BRITANNIA, FIRST RATE OF 100 GUNS 11TH APRIL 1779-16TH AUGUST 1780
two full pages of watercolour signals and two strips of signals, contemporary vellum (spine split, small piece missing from spine) -- 12½ x 7¾in. (32 x 19.5cm.)

A lively and informed log book describing naval exercises from Spithead to The Needles and including the Britannia, the Victory, the Resolution, the Intrepid and the Terrible. Twice Prince George (later George IV) came aboard but did not attend the three court martials where sentences of 100 lashes were handed out. The Victory is mentioned numerous times. At the end, bound upside-down, are 5½pp of the 'Etat de la Marine'.

Sold for £5,952
Estimated at £2,500 - £4,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
LOG BOOK OF H.M.S. BRITANNIA, FIRST RATE OF 100 GUNS 11TH APRIL 1779-16TH AUGUST 1780
two full pages of watercolour signals and two strips of signals, contemporary vellum (spine split, small piece missing from spine) -- 12½ x 7¾in. (32 x 19.5cm.)

A lively and informed log book describing naval exercises from Spithead to The Needles and including the Britannia, the Victory, the Resolution, the Intrepid and the Terrible. Twice Prince George (later George IV) came aboard but did not attend the three court martials where sentences of 100 lashes were handed out. The Victory is mentioned numerous times. At the end, bound upside-down, are 5½pp of the 'Etat de la Marine'.