April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 93
 
Lot 93 - School boy map of the world

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School boy map of the world
"alexander johnston ae 9yrs," wiscasset, me, dated, "febry 23, 1825"

Calligraphy and watercolor on paper, laid on wood board, framed.

13 1/2 in. x 21 in. (sight)

Provenance: From the Estate of Dr. Leroy "Roy" Egan, Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Sold for $1,375
Estimated at $600 - $800


 

Calligraphy and watercolor on paper, laid on wood board, framed.

13 1/2 in. x 21 in. (sight)

Provenance: From the Estate of Dr. Leroy "Roy" Egan, Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Alexander Johnston, Jr. (Dec. 20, 1815-Oct. 4, 1890) is listed as a member of the Class of 1835 and as a ship-builder in Wiscasset in General Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1794-1889, p. 39. Johnston was also known as a surveyor and his surveying compass is currently in the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University, no. 5203a. He built the Gothic Revival Rosewood Cottage on Mouse Island near Boothbay Harbor, circa 1865.

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