BRITISH COLUMBIA AND AMERICAS - H.M.S. ZEALOUS Album compiled by one of the crew of H.M.S. Zealous, with 113 views of locations visited in British Columbia, United States and South America, c.1872-5
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BRITISH COLUMBIA AND AMERICAS - H.M.S. ZEALOUS
Album compiled by one of the crew of H.M.S. Zealous, with 113 views of locations visited in British Columbia, United States and South America
, c.1872-5
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
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BRITISH COLUMBIA AND AMERICAS - H.M.S. ZEALOUS Album compiled by one of the crew of H.M.S. Zealous, with 113 views of locations visited in British Columbia, United States and South America, c.1872-5
Lot Details
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND AMERICAS - H.M.S. ZEALOUS
Album compiled by one of the crew of H.M.S. Zealous, with 113 views of locations visited in British Columbia, United States and South America, albumen prints (most 210 x 280mm., approximately 40 165 x 250mm. or smaller), mounted between 1 and 4 per page, recto and verso, contemporary morocco, gilt lettered "S.E.W." on upper covers, defective, oblong folio, [c.1873-1874]

Footnotes

  • An album relating to the activities of H.M.S. Zealous, flagship of the Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron at its base at Esquimalt, British Columbia in the early 1870s.

    The opening page has a view of the ship surrounded by small oval portraits of the crew (one marked with a pencil "X", presumably the early owner and compiler of this album). The crew is also shown on deck, at a "Dance at San Francisco", and 2 in costume for dramatic performances (2 cross-dressed, a "huntsman" possibly the compiler), and lounging on a lawn captioned "Beauties". Two groups at Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1873/4.

    Includes: fine sequence of 27 views of Esquimalt, British Columbia, including an "Indian Village"; Vancouver Island (2); San Francisco (3, including view of Golden Gate; general view of the towards the the bay; a cricket match); San Juan (10, including the "American Camp" with flag flying); Rio de Janeiro (2), Buenos Aires (2), Peru (8, including ruined church at Paita "sacked by Lord Anson" in 1741, 4 of Lima); Chili (13, including Concepcion, Valpairaso, Santiago and Tomé); Honolulu (2); St. Helena (6); Constantinople (7); Athens (4).
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