Auction 101, Lot 271

"Military Sketch of the Island of St. Helena by Capt. Edmund Palmer. Royal Artillery", British Admiralty

Subject: Atlantic - St. Helena

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: British War Office

Color: Printed Color

Size:
30 x 25 inches
76.2 x 63.5 cm

Large map of mountainous St. Helena. Well engraved hachuring and shading in sepia tones give a three dimensional effect. Finely done profile view from an anchorage, and another of Sandy Bay. St. Helena was the last residence of Napoleon I. He spent six years in forced exile and died on the island just twelve years before the map was made. His tomb is located. A handsome chart of the island.

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Condition: B

Scattered light foxing, tide marks at top into neatline and unprinted area.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/4/2002

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