Antique Whaling Journal of Bark Sea Flower, New Bedford, MA 1851 - 1852
Antique whaling journal of the Bark Sea Flower of New Bedford, Massachusetts May 15, 1851 to May 6, 1852. Purchased at the Barbara Johnson Collection sale at Sotheby's 9/25/1982, Session 3, Lot 363 for $3,850. An outbound journal containing 40 pages of handwritten entries with many whale stamps, flags, anchors, a flogged man's hand in the rigging, islands, ships, whaleboat, and a full page watercolor harborview of St. Helenas. Later rebound with title on edge and embossed with Barbara Johnson Library seal. Fair condition, some losses and loose pages. Measures 13" by 8".