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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
Board, Midday Rest on. The ten-headed watch-below in the forecastle partly resting, partly sitting. Quite in front the watch stands. Wood engraving after Johannes Gehrts (Hamburg 1855 – Dusseldorf 1921) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1880/81.) Inscribed: Joh. Gehrts (18)80 / A. Closs X.I., followed by indistinct engraver’s inscription, otherwise in German as above. 11.5 x 16.8 cm.
BACK: Drill on Board of the Aviso “Habicht” (“Goshawk”). Gun crew fallen in. Above on the bridge the ship’s command, one of the officers with telescope. Wood engraving as before. Inscribed: Joh. Gehrts (18)80 / A. Closs. XI, otherwise as above. 13.2 x 11.5 cm. – On both sides continuous German text “Wilhelmshaven and Our Fleet”.
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