Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 90

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(WAR OF 1812.) Samuel Seymour, engraver; after Thomas Birch. This Representation of the U.S. Frigate United States . . . Capturing His Britannic Majesty's Frigate Macedonian . . . is Respectfully Inscribed to Capt. Stephen Decatur, his Officers and Gallant Crew. Engraving, 21 1/4 x 28 inches; 4 repaired closed tears extending slightly into image, minor wear and light staining, laid down on modern paper. [Philadelphia]: James Webster, [May 1815?]

Additional Details

View of the 25 October 1812 battle fought off Madeira, which resulted in the first captured British warship ever brought back to an American port. A medallion portrait of Commodore Decatur appears in the caption area. Possibly a later impression, without the Philadelphia, May 1815 imprint line called for in Stauffer 2879. Provenance: Philadelphia Print Shop.