42x22" signed plates BLUENOSE II 1st ED Last of the Tall Ships

St. George, ON N0E1N0(View Map)
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HUGE HUGE signed BLUENOSE II L. B. Jenson 1st EDITION Last of the Tall Schooners 42”x22” NUMBERED maritime NAUTICAL

32 PLATES - please, contact for additional photos


… only 1000 of these magnificent printed ink Tall ship drawings to scale published in 1975 …

highly desirable & highly detailed – original shipping packaging (provenance)

Halifax / maritime / schooner / nautical / historical plates ready to frame

An interesting read:

JENSON 1921-2005 - 3 ½ years to produce these accurate measured drawings of the Bluenose II.

Latham "Yogi" Jenson was HMCS ALGONQUIN'S Executive Officer during WWII. An accomplished Nova Scotia author and illustrator. L. Born in Calgary 1921. As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, he dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at RCSCC Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all lands in battle with the Bismarck.

Returning to Canada in late 1941, was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlantic by a British corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as Executive Officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer HMCS Algonquin as Executive Officer, taking part in raids on German ships, including the Tirpitz and being one of the first ships open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk.

After the war, Latham served on shore at the Naval College, Royal Roads, at HMCS Stadacona, at the NATO Defence College in Paris and in naval intelligence, at sea in HMCS Cayuga, and later in command of Crusader, Micmac, Fort Erie, and the 7th Escort Squadron. Upon retirement from the navy, Commander Jenson settled in Nova Scotia and returned to his interest in pen and ink drawing, illustrating a number of much loved books, including Vanishing Halifax, Nova Scotia Sketchbook and Saga of the Great Fishing Schooners. As Vice-President of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, he took part in a campaign to stop the demolition of historic waterfront buildings in Halifax and prepared conceptual drawings for the developers of the restored waterfront. A member of the board of governors of the first Schooner Bluenose Foundation, served more than 22 years on the board of the Nova Scotia Museum and chairman of the advisory council of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. In this capacity, he instigated the acquisition of HMCS Sackville, the last corvette remaining from the Second World War and its restoration to its wartime configuration as a naval memorial to those who fought and won the Battle of the Atlantic

• limited First Edition - numbered # 786 signed: L.B Jenson • Title: BLUENOSE II - The Last of the Tall Schooners • contents of plates shown in photo #3 • beautiful drawings of mermaids / copy of the Bluenose II birth certificate / Neptune / seagulls / maps / historical Maritime buildings / filled with hand written notes, Atlantic fishing drawings & of course, the ship itself – the list goes on & on • folio art measures: 42”W x 22”H • loose leaf insert: Stowage of “the Last of the Tall Schooners” Folio notes & drawings – vintage info on ordering or making a permanent cover for the folio • appears to be unused (may have been rolled up in storage for many years in the original corrugated shipping wrapper & label – pls. contact for photo of wrapper) – provenance; original owner’s name not shown for privacy concerns

- some corners bumped on art – please, contact for photos - original corrugated wrapper is worn - due to the storage art is temporarily curled (uncurling – weight with glass or upon framing) - will ship boxed and re-rolled in original corrugated wrapper

• illustrated frontis & title page - 32 plates printed on one side - please, contact for additional photos – tons of photos - printed on heavy-ish card stock

• published: 1975 Halifax, N.S. Bluenose Design • copyright: Hosmer Enterprises • clear vinyl front & rear covers • $600.00 – insured worldwide shipping available


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