Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

John W. Farwell

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on white paper, featuring historical figures John Cabot and Christopher Columbus, seated on either side of an old map labeled "ORTELIUS 1570." The map details parts of the Northern Hemisphere with ships sailing the Atlantic. Below the map, a banner carries the text "EX LIBRIS JOHN W. FARWELL." The design incorporates ornamental borders and maritime elements, reflecting the exploratory theme.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English and Latin

Date or Era

20th Century

Object Size

4.25 x 3.25 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1017

Subject

Bookplate designers

Subject

Bookplates--Specimens

Subject

Books—Owners’ marks

Part of

Bookplate Collection of Christine Price

Donor

Christine Price

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2023-12-12

Image Format

image/tif

Image File Size

3420 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1017

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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