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Unrecorded, detailed printed inventory and auction announcement of an 18th-century Dutch frigate

FLINES, Jacob de, and Jacob de FLINES the younger.
Amsterdam, Jan van der Linde, [1747]. Folio. Folded. [1 blank], [2], [1 blank] pp.
€ 2,250
Unrecorded printed auction announcement and inventory of the frigate Prins van Oranje, which was launched in 1729, commanded by Teunis Kragt and put up for auction in 1747 by the brokers Jacob de Flines and his son in Amsterdam. Its great detail makes it a highly interesting source for the equipment, supplies and provisions of an 18th-century Dutch frigate. It mentions the various ropes, sails, ships cabin goods (for example tea and coffee pots), the helmsmens goods (compass, lamp, etc.), the cooks goods (kettles, pans, spoons), artillery and munition (among other things a linstock, pistols and gunpowder) and many other goods aboard a 18th-century frigate. The auction took place on 23 October 1747 at the home of Matthijs Poolman, "casteleyn van Nieuwezijds Heeren Logement". One copy of another inventory and announcement of an auction by Jacob de Flines, almost identical in lay-out to the present, is recorded in the STCN, for the ship Magdalena Ester, sold in 1745. It is now in the Amsterdam city archives.
With a small drawing in black ink and two contemporary inscriptions in brown ink by the same hand on the blank pages. With tears and holes along the folds and some small stains. Cf. STCN 428250548 (similar inventory and auction announcement by Flines, of the Magdalena Ester, 1745); not in Cat. NHSM; WorldCat.).
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