Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
WHALER'S PAPERS JACKSON, ANDREW. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, as President, ship's papers for the ship Isabella of Fairhaven. Countersigned by Secretary of State Louis McLane. 14 1/2x10 3/4 inches, scalloped upper edge; text lightly faded (but signature bold), paper seal intact; matted and framed. [Washington], circa 1 November 1834

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Built in 1804 on St. Simon's Island, GA, the whaler Isabella sailed in 1834 for the Pacific under Frederick C. Taber, returning in 1838 with over 2,000 barrels of sperm oil. The ship was lost at the Island of Chiloé off the coast of Chile on January 31, 1850.