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Lot 1230

Currier & Ives. "Mayflower Saluted By the Fleet". "Copyright 1886 By Currier & Ives N.Y. - Published By Currier & Ives, Nassau St. N.Y." Jumbo format, 25 x 33 in., framed to 28 x 36 in. An outstanding nautical action print subtitled "Crossing the bow of 'Galatea' in their first race for the 'America's Cup' over the inside course New York Bay, Sept. 7th 1886. - (Won by Mayflower)." A full-action scene showing both racing ships and crews in action, there being other spectator ships of the period beyond. Printed on off-white paper, the ship's masts are white, the wooden decks and masts teak colored, and in a choppy, sea-green New York Bay. Also noted as being after the original painting by Franklyn Bassford, and being signed in the printed plate at lower left "Franklyn Bassford /'86." Framed under glass, there is a thin ¾in. edge cut in the extreme outer selvage at left, which could be easily matted out; otherwise in excellent condition. The America's Cup was first offered in 1851 as the Hundred Guinea Cup by the Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain for a race around the Isle of Wight. It was won by the "America," a 100-foot schooner from New York. Thereafter, the race became known as the America's Cup.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.


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