Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(ANTARCTICA.) An Exploring Expedition on the Canal Street Plan / The Exploring Expedition at the South Pole, Waiting for Stores. Lithograph, 12 1/2 x 20 inches; moderate foxing, 3 short closed tears and 2 tape remnants on left edge. New York, H.R. Robinson, 1838

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A satire on the United States Exploring Expedition led by Charles Wilkes, which was then heading southward to chart the Antarctic coast. The intrepid explorers are seen camping without a tent, surrounded by hungry polar bears, and cooking their boots over a small fire.