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Swann Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books

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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
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <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>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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