The supremacy of the seas, or facts, views, statements, and opinions relating to the American & British steamers between the United States and Liverpool. From American and British sources. With the memorial of the proprietors of the New York and Liverpool line of American steamers. Edward Knight Collins.

The supremacy of the seas, or facts, views, statements, and opinions relating to the American & British steamers between the United States and Liverpool. From American and British sources. With the memorial of the proprietors of the New York and Liverpool line of American steamers

Washington: printed by Gideon and Co., 1851. First edition, 8vo, pp. 24; removed from binding, wrappers wanting; very good. The author (1802-1878) was a shipping magnate who started regular packet service between New York City and Veracruz, became involved in the cotton trade between New Orleans and New York, and received a government subsidy to carry mail between New York and Liverpool. Throughout the 1850s his ships were the largest, fastest and most luxurious on the Atlantic, but two disastrous losses, and with the government terminating his subsidies, he went bankrupt in 1858. Sabin 14433. Item #55631

Price: $125.00

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