1854 - Ship Maria, of New Bedford, the Oldest Ship in the United States - Antique Print

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Item number: PRN047
Genuine Antique Illustration Print


Maker: Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion

Antique uncolored engraving of the ship Maria in the 1850s, published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion in 1854. "She was built at the town of Pembroke, now Hanson, for a privateer during the revolutionary war. She was bought by William Rotch, a merchant of Nantucket, afterwards of New Bedford, in the year 1783, and in the same year she made a voyage to London with a cargo of oil." Additional information about the ship appears in the upper left corner of the page. Could be hand colored by our professional colorist for an additional cost. Very good condition with mild signs of age, mild toning. Measures approximately 15" x 10.5" (H x W) to paper edges.

Item Number: PRN047