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Antique Maps - Fixed Prices
Auction Date
11/30/2013 - 11/30/2013
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Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
127 Blaeu (Johan and Willem)

Glocestria Ducatus, vulgo Glocester shire,

1645 or later. GBP 290.00 - 290.00 Unknown
128 Jansson (Jan)

Glocestria Ducatus, cum Monumethensi Comitatu, Glocester shire & Monmouth shire,

1646 or later. GBP 265.00 - 265.00 Unknown
129 Speed (John)


1676 Not Available Unknown
130 Depot de la Marine

Plan d'une partie de l'Ile de Wight et de la Cote de Hampshire,

1823 Not Available Unknown
131 Rapkin (J.) and H. Bibby


1851 GBP 145.00 - 145.00 Unknown
132 Speed (John)

Hantshire described and devided,

1676 GBP 580.00 - 580.00 Unknown
133 Blaeu (Johan and Willem)

Herefordia Comitatus, Hereford shire,

c.1645 or later. GBP 265.00 - 265.00 Unknown
134 Jansson (Jan)

Herefordia Comitatus Vernacule Hereford shire,

1646 or later. GBP 195.00 - 195.00 Unknown
135 Blaeu (Johan and Willem)

Hertfordia Comitatus Vernacule Hertfordshire,

1645 or later. GBP 265.00 - 265.00 Unknown
136 Jansson (Jan)

Middlesexiae cum Hertfordiae Comitatu: Midlesex & Hertfordshire,

1646 or later. GBP 265.00 - 265.00 Unknown
137 Speed (John)

Hartford Shire Described,

c.1627. Not Available Unknown
138 Blaeu (Johan and Willem)

Huntingdonensis Comitatus, Huntington shire,

1645 or later. GBP 195.00 - 195.00 Unknown
139 Jansson (Jan)

Huntingdonensis comitatus Huntington shire,

1646 or later. GBP 215.00 - 215.00 Unknown
140 Blaeu (Johan and Willem)

Lagenia, Anglis Leinster,

1645 or later. GBP 340.00 - 340.00 Unknown
141 Blaeu (Johan and Willem)

Connachtia vulgo Connaughty,

.1645 or later. GBP 300.00 - 300.00 Unknown
142 Collins (Captain Greenville)

Carreck Fergus Lough,

1693 or later. Not Available Unknown
143 Hole (William)

Hiberniae Ireland ...,

1610-37. GBP 575.00 - 575.00 Unknown
144 Homann (Johann Baptiste)

Hiberniae Regnum,

c.1720. GBP 360.00 - 360.00 Unknown
145 Jansson (Jan)

Provincia Connachtiae, The Province of Connaught,

1646 or later. GBP 240.00 - 240.00 Unknown
146 Jansson (Jan)

Hibernia Regnum Vulgo Ireland,

1646 or later. GBP 460.00 - 460.00 Unknown
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
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