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Chatterley Pens / Delta Vespucci Encore Wood Limited Edition Fountain Pen

$1,250.00

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Vespucci was born in 1454 to a prominent family in Florence, Italy. As a young man he read widely and collected books and maps. He began working for local bankers and was sent to Spain in 1492 to look after his employer’s business interests.
While in Spain, Amerigo Vespucci began working on ships and ultimately went on his first expedition as a navigator in 1499. This expedition reached the mouth of the Amazon River and explored the coast of South America. Vespucci was able to calculate how far west he had traveled by observing the conjunction of Mars and the Moon.
On his second voyage in 1501, Amerigo Vespucci sailed under the Portuguese flag. After leaving Lisbon, it took Vespucci 64 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean due to light winds. His ships followed the South American coast to within 400 miles of the southern tip, Tierra del Fuego.
While on this voyage, Vespucci wrote two letters to a friend in Europe. He described his travels and was the first to identify the New World of North and South America as separate from Asia. (Until he died, Columbus thought he had reached Asia.)

The Vespucci encore is a Limited Edition fountain pen, numbered to 23, realized and made from the ship’s wood worked by hand using old crafting techniques and finished by hand using bee and carnauba waxes for the final polishing. The trim on this pen is Sterling Silver Gold Vermeil, stamped 925. The section has been made out of metal so the pen will not stain when using. This pen has a large #8 oversize nib with a Ebonite Feed. A Piston filling system, with Delta’s ratcheting piston found under the blind cap, completes this pen. Available with either a F, M or Stub nib. The MSRP on the Vespucci Blue Limited Edition Fountain Pen is $1250, the Retail on this pen should be much higher, but email me direct for my great price.

 

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