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    Sale 2512 | Lot 29
    Price Realized: $2,125With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2512 Lot 29

      BOWMAN, SAM. W. International Naval Rendezvous Hampton Roads, Va. April and May 1893. Large color-tinted lithograph with hand finishing. 29 1/2x41 inches sheet size, wide margins; archivally lined on verso discreetly stabilizing several splits and creases; in blue pencil at upper margin: "The egg from which the Exposition was hatched". Norfolk, VA, 1893

      Estimate $500 - 750

      Large chromolithographed view of Hampton Roads crowded with sailing vessels from 9 different countries. The ships converged for a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in the New World. Replicas of the Columbus ships Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria along with a proposed statue of his likeness are found at the center of the view. Corner insets show a trades parade, a yacht race, and the battle between the Civil War ironclads Monitor and Merrimac. The inscribed quip above the title refers to the concurrent World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,125