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Articles - February - 2018 Issue

The Miami International Map Fair

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A Destination Map Fair

In February, the Miami International Map Fair turns 25! It is the longest running map fair in the world. We invite you to celebrate this anniversary with us.  Immerse yourself in a world of exquisite antique maps, rare antiquarian books, and colorful atlases! Discover antiquities and more modern treasures presented by the finest map dealers around the globe.

 

So say the folks organizing this year’s Miami event and I fully agree.  Over what is expected to be a balmy weekend in Miami the first weekend of February, the 3rd and 4th, a very robust crowd of map lovers and cognoscenti will converge on 101 West Flagler Street for two days of repartee, browsing, listening, and transactions as beautiful maps are displayed, coveted, explained and purchased.  This is an event that many look forward to as an excuse, if any is needed, to be in Miami when winter is digging in its claws into New England and the Midwest.  The only difficult step to take is going home, although for dealers, many will quickly pack up and head to Pasadena, California, to their convention center, for the ABAA’s Fair.  The winter season is under way.

 

Here are the exhibitors after which are listed the show’s events.

 

 Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books  – Canada

Altea Gallery, London – United Kingdom

Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK – Germany

Antique Maps and Atlases, LLC – United States

Antique Maps & Prints – Western Australia

Antique Sommer KG – Germany

Arader Galleries – United States

Ashman Antique Nautical Paper – United States

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc. – United States

BICKERSTAFF’S Books, Maps &c. – United States

Boston Rare Maps – United States

Clive A. Burden, Ltd. – United Kingdom

Daniel Crouch Rare Books – United Kingdom

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps – United States

HJB Maps (Harlan J. Berk) – United States

High Ridge Books, Inc. – United States

Jo Ann & Richard Casten, Ltd. – United States

Jonathan Potter, Ltd. – United Kingdom

Martayan Lan Fine Antique Maps -United States

McDonough Fine Art – United States

Neatline Antique Maps – United States

New World Maps, Inc. – United States

Old World Auctions – United States

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction Gallery – United States

SANDERUS – Belgium

The Map Chest – United States

The Map House of London – United Kingdom

The Old Map Gallery, Inc. – United States

The Old Print Shop – United States

The Philadelphia Print Shop West – United States

Thomas Suarez Rare Maps – United Kingdom

Vetus Carta – Canada

 

 

Map Fair schedule:

Friday, February 2 (Full Access Weekend Registrants/Dealers Only)

5:30 pm – VIP Private Cocktail Reception and preview of Antillean Visions: Maps & the Making of the Caribbeanat Lowe Art Museum.

This year, HistoryMiami Museum will not hold a VIP Preview on Friday at the Map Fair.

Saturday, February 3

9 am -10 am – Map Fair VIP Preview (Full Access Weekend Registrants Only)

10 am – 5 pm – Map Fair open to public

  • Map Fair: Dealer Marketplace
  • Free expert opinion (Limited to one map per visitor)
  • 11 am – Speaker: Chet Van Duzer – Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
  • 3 pm – Speaker: Neal Asbury – Why I Collect Maps and What I Have Learned
  • 5 pm – Map Fair closes
  • 5 pm to 7 pm – VIP cocktail reception (Full Access Weekend Registrants Only)

Sunday, February 4

10 am – 4 pm – Map Fair open to public

  • Map Fair: Dealer Marketplace
  • Free expert opinion (Limited to one map per visitor)
  • 2 pm – Speaker: Neil Safier – From the Andes to the Amazon: A Librarian’s Life in Maps
  • 4 pm – Map Fair closes

 

Full Access Weekend Registration

Museum Members: $75

Non-Members: $85

Includes Friday and Saturday VIP cocktail receptions, Saturday 9 am VIP Preview, lunch, weekend admission for Dealer Marketplace, expert opinions and expert presentations.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.

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