America

003232
  • Author: N. L. Stebbins
  • Date: 1887
  • Medium: Photogravure
  • Condition: Very good, with some light foxing in margins
  • Inches: 12 7/8" x 10 1/4"
  • Centimeters: 33.01 x 26.28
  • Price: Sold
Description:

From American and English Yachts, Nanthaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922), text by Edward Burgess (1848-1891). New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1887.

The America was a 19th century racing yacht that was the first to win the eponymous international sailing trophy now known as the America's Cup; in 1851 the trophy was known as the Royal Yacht Squadron's "One Hundred Guinea Cup", but was later renamed after the original winning yacht. The schooner was designed by George Steers for the Commodore John Cox Stevens syndicate from the New York Yacht Club. The syndicate comprised John Cox Stevens, Edward A. Stevens, George Schuyler, Hamilton Wilkes, and J. Beekman Finley.

On August 22, 1851, the America won by eighteen minutes in the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53-mile (85 km) regatta around the Isle of Wight.

Nanthaniel Stebbins was a noted American marine photographer, whose surviving photographs document an important era in the development of American maritime activities, as sweeping technological and social changed revolutionized activity on the water, in military, commercial and leisure spheres.

In addition to selling prints of his images, he also produced a number of books of nautical images in his lifetime, including an important illustrated coastal guide, which was path-breaking in showing the practical uses for photography. His photography (and, on occasion, writing) also appeared in such well-known magazines as The Rudder and Yachting.

Uses material from the Wikipedia article America (yacht).
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