Auction 170, Lot 171

Map Promoting the 1934 America's Cup Race

"Chart of the Waters Between Newport Block Island & Marthas Vineyard Chosen for the Races of the Fifteenth International Challenge for the America's Cup...",

Subject: New England - United States

Period: 1934 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

20 x 17 inches
50.8 x 43.2 cm

This visually striking chart by British artist Ernest Clegg shows the planned sailing area for the 1934 America's Cup race with vignettes of past winning yachts and current contenders. Illustrated yachts scheduled to compete include Endeavour, Shamrock, Weetomoe, Rainbow, and the Yankee. The past winning yachts illustrated are America (1851), Thistle (1887), Valkrie II (1893), Shamrock II (1901, Puritan (1885), Columbia (1899-1901), and Reliance (1903). Other historical information includes a "History of Schooner 'America'" and "History of the Races for America's Cup" starting in 1851 until 1930. Also beautifully detailed with yachting pennants and other nautical imagery. Blank verso. The chromoxylograph was engraved and printed by The Beck Engraving Company.


Condition: A+

Clean and bright on thick paper with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/14/2018