Columbus Outdone! Capt. Andrews' Cruise in the Sapolio. William ANDREWS.

Columbus Outdone! Capt. Andrews' Cruise in the Sapolio.

New York: Enoch Morgan's Sons Company, 1893.

Octavo, folding map and folding plate, illustrated throughout; in original illustrated brown cloth, flyleaf inscribed and signed by the author.

William Andrews' solo crossing in his smallest boat

Signed presentation copy in original illustrated cloth, detailing the audacious solo transatlantic crossing of William Andrews in 1892. Andrews has previously completed a crossing in a vessel of some twenty feet (see previous item), but evidently found it too commodious - perhaps because there was enough room for his brother. This time, he set out in a considerably smaller vessel of 14 feet 6 inches christened the Sapolio. Entirely hand-made by Andrews, this delicate boat of canvas stretched upon a cedar frame began her courageous voyage from Atlantic City in New Jersey on July 21, 1892, arriving at the point of Columbus' departure in Spain some 63 days later. This book includes the journal kept by Andrews, with descriptions and illustrations of the Azores where the Sapolio anchored during the voyage.

Signed presentation copy in original illustrated cloth, detailing the audacious solo transatlantic crossing of William Andrews in 1892. Andrews has previously completed a crossing in a vessel of some twenty feet (see previous item), but evidently found it too commodious - perhaps because there was enough room for his brother. This time, he set out in a considerably smaller vessel of 14 feet 6 inches christened the Sapolio. Entirely hand-made by Andrews, this delicate boat of canvas stretched upon a cedar frame began her courageous voyage from Atlantic City in New Jersey on July 21, 1892, arriving at the point of Columbus' departure in Spain some 63 days later. This book includes the journal kept by Andrews, with descriptions and illustrations of the Azores where the Sapolio anchored during the voyage.
This copy, with a signed inscription by Andrews, was issued as a souvenir for the Chicago World's Fair - a spectacular exhibition of innovation and commerce staged to mark the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the Americas in 1492.

Price (AUD): $875.00  other currencies     Ref: #3910373

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