Property from a Savannah, GA Estate
Description:Artic Explorer Elisha Kent Kane Grouping: watercolor and 3 books, comprising watercolor of a ship, boat and iceberg, no signature visible but with accompanying paperwork from deceased indicating it was purchased at the Kane Manor Auction on Sept. 27th 2003 in Kane, PA (sight size 7 in. x 10 in.) framed with plaque reading 'watercolor of the Open Polar Sea, By Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, (Ret. USN & USA) arctic expeditions 1850-1854' and map of the North Pole with labels marking various arctic expeditions, all matted and framed together (frame size: 22 in. x 31 in.). Together with three hardbound books including The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, and of Other Distinguished American Explorers: Containing Narratives of Their Researches and Adventures in Remote and Interesting Portions of the Globe by Samuel M. Smucker, published by King & Baird, 1858, including portrait on frontispiece, Kane's Explorations: Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, '54, '55, The Second and Last United States Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin by Elisha Kent Kane, published by R.W. Bliss and Company, 1868, with inscription on the flyleaf, 23 steel engravings and more than 250 wood engravings, including portrait on frontispiece, embossed and gilt cover, and Elisha Kent Kane and the Seafaring Frontier by Jeannette Mirsky, published by Little, Brown and Company, First Edition, 1954, still in original, plastic wrapped dustcover ; and
Measurements: Height: of Kane's Explorations, 8 7/8 in. x Width: 6 1/2 in. x Depth: 2 1/2 in.
Condition:Fair used condition, Smucker's book with separating spine and some water stains to pages and foxing, Kane's book with some discoloration to pages and wear to leather.
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