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Auction Name Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books Total Sales (USD) 1,150,026.00
Auction Date 12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 828,800.00
Sale Number #2464 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,252,200.00
Total Lots 431
Sold Lots 358 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 999,350.00
% of Lots Sold 83.06% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,502,400.00
Unsold Lots 73 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 76.55%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
77 HAKLUYT, RICHARD.

Novus Orbis.

1587 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 80,000.00
293 NORMAN, JOHN.

The American Pilot: Containing the Navigation of the Sea-Coast of North-America.

1810 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 68,750.00
62 FORLANI, PAOLO; and ZALTIERI, BOLOGNINO.

Il Disegno del Discoperto della Noua Franza.

1566 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 47,500.00
298 PTOLEMAEUS, CLAUDIUS.

Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo.

1525 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 40,000.00
214 SMITH, JOHN.

New England.

1616 but circa 1635 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 35,000.00
294 ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM.

Parergon, sive Veteris Geographiae Aliquot Tabulae.

1609 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 32,500.00
295 ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

1584 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 30,000.00
44 DANCKERTS, CORNELIS; after DE WIT, FREDERICK.

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula.

circa 1668-1672 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 25,000.00
242 WALDSEEMÜLLER, MARTIN.

Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem.

1513 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 18,750.00
16 BLAEU, WILLEM.

Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionalis, Cum Terris Adjacentibus.

1634 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 17,500.00
150 MÜNSTER, SEBASTIAN; and HOLBEIN, HANS.

Typus Cosmographicus Universalis.

1532 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 17,500.00
187 PLANCIUS, PETRUS.

Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus.

1594 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
251 BALLINO, GIULIO.

De Disegni Delle Piu Illustri Citta, Et Fortezze Del Mondo Parte I.

1569 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 15,000.00
74 GOOS, PIETER.

Paskaerte van Nova Granada en t'Eylandt California.

1666 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 13,750.00
272 (DUTCH MANUSCRIPT ATLAS.)

Hand-drawn property survey atlas.

circa 1743-1744 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 13,750.00
374 FUERTES, LOUIS AGASSIZ.

Golden Eagle and Ptarmigan.

first quarter 20th century USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 12,500.00
92 JACOBSZ, THEUNIS.

Pascaerte van Nieu Nederlant, Virginies, Nieu Engelant en Nova Francia, van C.

1650 but 1681 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,250.00
250 ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.)

Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu.

1710 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 11,250.00
279 JEFFERYS, THOMAS.

The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America.

1760 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 11,250.00
292 NICOLOSI, JOHANN BAPTIST.

Hercules Siculus sive Studium Geographicum.

1671 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,250.00
54 DONCKER, HENDRICK; and KEULEN, GERARD van.

A Chart of the Sea Coasts of New Neder Land, Virginia, New-England, and Penn-Silvania with the Citty of Philadelphia from Baston to Cabo Karrik.

circa 1706 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,000.00
350 WILSON, ALEXANDER.

American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States.

1829 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,750.00
204 SCHEDEL, HARTMANN.

[World Map.] Das Ander Alter Der Werlt.

1493 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,125.00
305 WEILAND, CARL FERDINAND.

Atlas von Amerika.

1823-28 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 8,125.00
356 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.

Wild Turkey - Male.

1858 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,125.00
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</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. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
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