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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 6, February 10, 2008, Article 16

REFERENCES ON THE DRAKE MAP MEDAL

Regarding the earlier discussion of the Drake Map medal by
Alan Weinberg and others, John W. Adams writes: "The best
reference on the Drake Map Medal is in Milford Haven's
British Naval Medals. His #2 has an excellent image and an
even better historical description. The Marquess rates
Drake as England's finest naval officer ever. Additional
auction records in my files include:

1) J Schulman, 4/10/05, lot 18.  This is the van Doorninck
  collection and the item is plated.
2) Samuel Freeman, 6/15/36, the Charles Jeffery collection.
  I can't locate my copy of the sale but my recollection
  is that the medal is not plated.
3) Christies, 4/4/67. The medal was sold directly to the
  Library of Congress at 12,200 pounds.
4) Christies 1971. This specimen was sold for the equivalent
  of $50,000 to a book dealer who, in turn, presented it
  to the Library of Congress;  they now have two.

"There is an additional example in private hands and thus,
Alan, hope may spring eternal."

 MORE ON THE DRAKE MAP MEDAL AND THE MERCATOR PROJECTION
 esylum_v11n04a18.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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