Carte de saude. Antonia Maria d'Oliveira, Cirurgiao Medico pela Eschola Medico-Cirurgica de Lisboa, e guarda mor da saude na Ilha do Fayal, por sua Magestade fidelissima que Deos guarde &c
1862·Horta, Fayal, The Azores
Horta, Fayal, The Azores: 4 October, 1862. Folio, Azores-printed proforma broadside in Portuguese, approx. 13¼" x 11", accomplished in manuscript, being a clearance from quarantine for the American whale ship Benjamin Franklin. According to Starbuck she was the last whaler out of Fall River, Mass. She departed November 1860 and returned in October 1862 with 300 sperm, so Fayal would likely have been her last stop on the way home. Attractive document with a wood-engraved coat-of-arms at the top, Azorian paper seal sealed with wax at the bottom. Previous folds, else fine. (Inventory #: 49468)
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