Flags and Pennants

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459Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags)
Diderot, Denis
1730
$395.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)Very decorative pair of 18th century copper-plate engraved prints depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Archivally matted, and ready for framing. With matting, each engraving measures approximately 14" W x 19" H. <BR> </BR> A scarce and colorful grouping. Source: Diderot & D'Alembert. L'Encyclopédie. Plate 18 and Plate 19.
1003Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags) Plate XIX
Diderot, Denis
1730
$225.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)-Plate-XIXDesirable and very decorative early 18th century copper-plate engraved print depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Two of the more interesting flags include one with the lion of St. Marks, presumably from Venice and another red flag with an an arm wielding a curved scimitar, possibly related to Hamburg. <BR> </BR> Published by Diderot & D'Alembert in L'Encyclopédie. Plate 19.
1004Coming Soon!DetailsDiderot, Denis1730
Marine Pavillons (Flags) Plate XX
Diderot, Denis
1730
$225.00Diderot--DenisMarine-Pavillons-(Flags)-Plate-XXExtremely decorative early 18th century hand-colored, engraved print depicting naval flags, pennants, and ensigns from across the world. Several flags contains the coat-of-arms of a royal family. Many flags contain a crescent moon, indicative of the Ottoman Empire. Plate 20. <BR> </BR> Published by Diderot & D'Alembert in L'Encyclopédie.
1105Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1856
The James Watt Man of War
Illustrated London News
1856
$145.00Illustrated-London-NewsThe-James-Watt-Man-of-WarColorful lithograph of the twin decked ship-of-the line James Watt, a sail and steam powered vessel. In celebration of the queen's birthday sailors man the yards and cannons are fired in salute. Published by the Illustrated London News July 26, 1856.
775Coming Soon!DetailsHunt and Company1886
Hunts Universal Yacht List 1886
Hunt and Company
1886
$425.00Hunt-and-CompanyHunts-Universal-Yacht-List-1886A great gift for a sailing or yachting enthusiast. Hunts Universal Yacht List for 1886 contains 29 pages of colour printed yacht club flags and colored flags for individual yawls, schooners and cutters, with over 60 pages of interesting trade advertisements (many illustrated). This scarce, compact, antique volume is the 1886 edition in a series that were published annually between 1848 and 1914. Contains a long alphabetical list of specifications for 4800 largely British yachts including the following fields: name of yacht; rig; length; beam; tonnage; depth; owners; a key to the name of one the 61 participating yacht clubs; signal letters; year built; year altered; builder; sailmaker; and distinguishing flag. <br></br> Includes signal flags in color along with regatta dates, a list of owners, list of agents, staff and yachts of all the principal yacht clubs of the World, tide tables, prize winners, etc. <br></br> Bound in the original blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and a royal crest to the upper cover. Professionally rebacked in gilt-decorated navy-blue morocco. Publisher: London: Hunt & Co., 119 Church Street, London. 422 pages.
759Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1890
Manuscript page with flags and a chart of British Channel
Anonymous
1890
$210.00AnonymousManuscript-page-with-flags-and-a-chart-of-British-ChannelA small manuscript chart of the English Channel. Decorated at top with the crossed flags of England and France this hand-drawn and hand-colored chart of the British Channel could have been created in the latter half of the 19th century to early 20th century by a British naval student or maritime officer candidate or quite possibly a member of the Sea Cadets Corps or its predecessor, the Naval Lads' Brigade. A legend in English describes features that would be found on a nautical chart of the period such as buoys, rocks, and bearings, but oddly the manuscript map does not contain any of those components with one exception, the Eddystone lighthouse southwest of Plymouth sound. <br></br> The most interesting aspect of the chart is the dotted line suggesting the route of a voyage between ports in England and France including Plymouth, Dartmouth, Torquay, Weymouth, Southampton, Sheerness, Cherbourg, and Guernsey <br></br> At bottom are drawn three signal flags including the Blue Peter, which was often used when preparing to leave port, or as the caption suggests, when requesting a pilot. Of the other two flags, the center flag is confirmed as a French registration flag that indicates that the vessel was registered to the Cherbourg arondissement sector between Dunkirk and Honfleur. According to Sache: <div class="indenttextblock"> "French merchant ships had to hoist at foremast a specific flag indicating in which arrondissement they were registered. The French coasts were divided in five metropolitan maritime arrondissements, each of them being divided in two sectors, and in two colonial sectors. The arrondissement flags were established by Royal Regulation of 3 December 1817, signed by Louis XVIII. They were confirmed in the 1852 Imperial Regulations on naval flags signed by Napoléon III and by Decree on 20 March 1868. " </div> Source: Sache, Ivan. France: Registration flags for merchant ships (1817-1929). Link: flagspot.net/flags/fr~arro.html#che
1166Coming Soon!DetailsLane and Neeve1895
Flags of All Nations
Lane and Neeve
1895
$265.00Lane-and-NeeveFlags-of-All-NationsScarce and very colorful 19th century lithographed brochure/print of world flags. This scarce Victorian survivor presents numerous national flags, national merchant flags, naval ensigns and pendants. Prominently features the Royal Standard of Great Britain, the American Ensign and the American Jack. 44 stars on the American flags indicates the a date for the print between 1891 and 1896 when the U.S. added a star for the admission of Utah to the Union. When opened this attractive antique measures 15" x 22". <br></br> This seldom found brochure, "Flags of All Nations", is from the firm of Lane and Neeve at 4 Minories, London, East. That firm describes its commercial activities succinctly as Yacht Sail Makers, Yacht Flag Makers, Sail Makers, and Ship Chandlers. Lane and Neeve was located at 4 Minories, near the Tower of London and the Thames river, in an area with numerous other maritime-related business. The flag maker advertised their offerings on the back cover" "Flags Made to Order; House Flags, Name Burgees, Banners and Silk Flags". Also advertised is the sail loft at Britannia Works, East Ferry Road, London. <br></br> Folds to a compact 5" x 9". Printed by McLagan and Cumming. Lithographers, Edinburgh.
516Coming Soon!DetailsHis Majesty's Stationery Office1908
Signal Card 1908
His Majesty's Stationery Office
1908
$155.00His-Majesty-s-Stationery-OfficeSignal-Card-1908Small 4-page lithographed publication on 3 bound, heavy cards detailing signals used by Britain's naval forces: signal flags and pendants, semaphore, Morse signs, and flashing signs. HMSO, a commercial entity operated by the British government, was founded in 1786 to reduce costs by consolidating printing for the empire. Printed by M’Lagan and Cumming, Edinburgh. Price three pence.