October 03, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Des Barres - Chart of Nantucket Island, 1776

Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres (Switzerland, 1721-1824), Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard, London, 1776, double page engraving on laid paper from the atlas The Atlantic Neptune, endorsed "James Sever" verso, 29-3/4 x 42-1/2 in.; unframed

Note: Click here to read about this important American maritime collection from the Sever family and to view additional items from this collection.

Provenance:Captain James N. Sever (1761-1845), Captain USS Congress; by descent in family


right sheet with 18 in. repaired tear to lower right margin (extending into the ocean) with 4 in. loss with rice paper backing, 9-1/2 in. stitched repair (probably period) to mid right margin, join where two sheets are attached has been reinforced, minor edge wear and small losses, light toning and foxing

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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