Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Ship's Log Book for the Ship Sophia. Engrossed on the title page: "Journal of a Voyage From Boston to Calcutta in the Ship Sophia of Boston commanded by Nicholas Tillinghast Snell, Begun April 14th 1841 and terminated February 12th 1842." Approximately 130 pages, 8.25" x 13". With cardboard wrappers and including a map of the Atlantic Ocean. Manifests for both the out voyage to Calcutta and return to Boston, are sewn in. The entry for August 7, 1841 details the arrest of several crew members taking shore leave at Calcutta without permission. Beautifully accomplished with copious notes and reports in a clear, fine hand. Moderate wear to spine, wrappers and corners. Mild toning within.

    More Information:

    Sophia was a second class ship (E1) of 243 tons. Captain Snell was a master mariner from Westport, Massachusetts.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,428

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 15, 2010 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2021 December 5 Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search