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2019-09-16 02:00:49
Andrew Fursland
Two fine manuscript letters from merchant Andrew Fursland in Cornwall to the Corsini brothers in London, both mentioning the tall ship Mayflower, a veteran of the Armada and which auction house Christie's suggested could also be the famous Pilgrim ship, dated 4th and 21st September 1589.
London: 1589. See item description. Two original manuscript letters. Written in black ink and each signed 'Andrew Fursland'. Address panels on verso, with red wax seals. Size: 29.7cm x 20.2cm and 30.6cm x 20.6cm. Thick laid and watermarked paper. Note to overseas buyers: these letters will require an export licence. We are happy to do the paperwork and apply on your behalf to the Arts Council, but please bear in mind that this process can take 28 working days from submission to granting of the licence. Very Good to Near Fine condition. In entirely original states, with no repairs, restoration or other such later interventions. Both with folds commensurate with mailing. 4th September letter: Some age-toning to paper, with faint text offsetting. Light scattered foxing to address panel, and a faint stain next to seal. 21st September letter: light age-toning to paper. Small chip to paper on left edge of one letter, where seal has been opened. The same letter with slight bleed through of wax seal, partly across one word of text but still legible. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. A pair of fine 16th century merchant's letters from Andrew Fursland in Fowey, Cornwall to the Corsini brothers in the City of London, both of which mention a ship called the Mayflower. These letters were originally sold by Christie's in October 1988 (lots 143 and 144) as part of the third tranche of Corsini correspondence. In the sale catalogue, Christies asserted that the Mayflower was one of the ships that took part in the Armada, and also proposed tha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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