Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 93

307. 1781 HAND COLORED MAP OF NANTUCKET BY I.F.W. DES BARRES, published by an act of Parliament December 1st 1781 by I.F.W. Des Barres Esq., from the folio “Atlantic Neptune.” 29 in. x 41 ¾ in. Note: A similar example sold at Rafael Osona Auctions, 1 August 2015, Lot 189 for $53,550. 308. JOSÉ FORMOSO REYES (1902-1980) NANTUCKET FRIENDSHIP PURSE, circa 1960, large oval form with turned whalebone knobs supporting a shaped swing handle, the oval wood plaque heavily adorned with three whalebone whaling tools and two sperm whales, carved whalebone two-piece latch and peg, the base signed and dated. Height 7 ½ in. Length 12 in. Width 9 in. 309. MASSIVE JOSÉ FORMOSO REYES (1902-1980) NANTUCKET FRIENDSHIP PURSE, circa 1960, most probably the largest purse ever produced, oval form with turned whalebone knobs supporting a shaped swing handle, oval wood plaque with a half-bodied whalebone sperm whale, a carved twopiece latch with turned peg, the base signed and dated. Height 8 ½ in. Length 14 ½ in. Width 10 ½ in. Provenance: Sara Jo Kobacker, Nantucket, MA Provenance: Sara Jo Kobacker, Nantucket, MA 90