• <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> [Herberstein, Sigismund von, & al.] <i>Rerum Moscoviticarum…,</i> 4 plates, illustrations, folio, Andreas Wevhelius, Frankfurt, 1600. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Bowen (Emmanuel) & Owen (John). <i>Britannia Depicta…,</i> fourth edition, engraved title and 273 maps, 4to, Thomas Bowles, 1753. £700 to £900
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Geographical Game.- Jefferys (Thomas). <i>The Royal Geographical Pastime or the Tour of Europe,</i> FIRST EDITION, engraving of Europe, map c. 507 x 665 mm, Thomas Jefferys, 1768. £600 to £800
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Germany.- Homann (Johann Baptist). <i>Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia... Atlas von Deutschland,</i> engraved half title, 87 maps only, folio, Erben, Nuremberg, 1753. £8,000 to £10,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Iceland [Løvenørns (Poul)]. <i>Beskrivelse over den Iislandske…,</i> 10 engraved maps and plates, vignettes, 4to, Copenhagen, F. W. Thiele, 1788. £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lewis (John Frederick). <i>Illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 26 views folio, T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi & John F. Lewis, [1838]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Lilford (Lord, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron). <i>Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands,</i> 7 vol., second edition, [one of 450 sets], 421 plates, large 8vo, 1891-97. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Londres [panorama], engraving, 350 x 520mm, chez Baltazar Moncornet, Paris, c.1666-68. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Van Keulen (Joannes). <i> Niewe Pas Caarte Strekkende van Pta Cataon tot Pta Lamtaon…,</i> copper engraved map, hand coloured, 510 x 585mm, Amsterdam, [1753]. £1,200 to £1,500
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper,<br>to include Travel, Sciences, <br>Sport & Illustrated Art<br>November 20, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von). <i> Prologue dans le ciel, Traduction de Gerard de Nerval…,</i> 11 double sheets with calligraphic handwriting, 33 fine gouaches, Philippe Gonin, [Paris, c. 1932]. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Murphy (Jill, author and illustrator) ARR. <i> Peace at Last & The Large Family: All in One Piece,</i> 10 pieces of original artwork from the two books, 1980 & 1987 (12). £1,800 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Nov. 20:</b> Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn). Christ at Emmaus: the larger plate, etching and drypoint, 212 x 161mm, sheet 225 x 170mm, 1654. £1,000 to £1,500
  • <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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    <center><b>Skinner Auctions <br>Fine Books & Manuscripts <i>online</i><br> November 11-17
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  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William P. Welsh, <i>Vacation Lands Are Calling / Go in Pullman,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Paul Proehl, <i>Chicago for the Tourist / Illinois Central,</i> 1925. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Northfield, <i>Wattle Time / Travel By Train,</i> circa 1925. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> John O. Brubaker, <i>California / America’s Vacation Land / New York Central Lines,</i> 1925. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> <i>Montauk Beach,</i> designer unknown, circa 1929. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Otto Brennemann, <i>Football / Notre Dame by South Shore Line,</i> 1926. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Guy Arnoux, <i>Air France / Amérique du Nord,</i> 1946. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Joseph Feher, <i>Yosemite / United Air Lines.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roger Broders, <i>Le Tour du Mt. Blanc,</i> 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Leslie Ragan, <i>The Transportation Parade of the Years / Great Lakes Exposition,</i> 1936. $3,000 to $4,000.

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35 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 28 November 35 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $36,778,451 as 20,663 lots were offered 13,915 sold for 67% success rate. 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: $10,701,563 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: $7,319,509 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: $2,121,269 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: $2,062,162 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: $1,410,683 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: $1,361,022 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: $1,209,587 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: $1,188,601 

5 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 161.67% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 126.97% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 120.38% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 116.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 110.50% 


9 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 


35 total sales reported this week: 

PIASAPierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints on November 25th: 58.49% 
AguttesBooks and Old Paper on November 24th: 52.55% 
Hauswedell and NolteRare Books and Autographs on November 25th: 45.45% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Art Sale, Part 2: Modern and Contemporary Art and Editions - Prints on November 25th: 32.28% 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps and Photographs on October 24th: 46.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: 51.82% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: 56.92% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 69.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 77.88% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on November 21st: 70.83% 
RR AuctionAnimation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 70.06% 
Swann GalleriesArt, Press & Illustrated Books on November 24th: 78.29% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on November 24th: 58.91% 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: 73.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: 71.92% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on November 23rd: 72.70% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction on November 21st: 71.43% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 on November 22nd: 60.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on November 20th: 62.41% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on November 19th: 71.51% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 65.97% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 69.20% 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: 79.26% 
EldredsBooks and Prints on November 21st: 62.26% 
ArtcurialPhotography on November 21st: 35.59% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on November 15th: 64.71% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JAZZ (D. BK. 22 BIS) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $1,120,000.
  2. Artcurial TINTIN AU CONGO on November 21st Actual price: USD $824,542.
  3. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $730,000.
  4. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $586,000.
  5. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRES CRANACH LE JEUNE, II (B. 859; BA. 1053.V.C.A) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $550,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Green Lantern #76 Cover Green Arrow Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $442,150.
  7. Sothebys COWBOY AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  8. Sothebys THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. on November 24th Actual price: USD $297,470.
  9. Bonhams A trio of Casablanca scripts, including a rare Aeneas MacKenzie typescript, a May 11 draft, and Jack Warner's bound copy of the final draft on November 23rd Actual price: USD $233,000.
  10. Sothebys BRUSHSTROKE IV on November 23rd Actual price: USD $225,000.
  11. Sothebys ULYSSES. on November 24th Actual price: USD $215,930.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Sothebys THINKING NUDE (C. 289) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Amazing Spider-Man #98 Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $179,250.
  16. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #122 Odin, Thor, and Crusher Creel Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F.& S. II.179-182) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $143,400.
  21. Sothebys DOG WALL on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Sothebys DE OU PAR MARCEL DUCHAMP OU RROSE SÉLAVY (LA BOÃŽTE EN VALISE) [SERIES G] (S. 484) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  23. Artcurial LA GARE DE BANLIEUE on November 21st Actual price: USD $134,606.
  24. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.405) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $131,250.
  25. Arader Galleries Map of British Empire in America on November 21st Actual price: USD $128,100.



For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 30th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions - Prints. 124 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books. 178 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 1. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 107 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Art: 19th Century and Modernism - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - Prints and Portfolios. 37 lots

Tue. Dec. 1st
Christies. London - King Street. Books and Manuscripts. 188 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. 1500 Sixteenth Century Books. 871 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Science and Medical Books. 90 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 2. 193 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Zeitgeist: Post War - Prints. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Modern and Contemporary Art with Hundertwasser Collection. 77 lots

Wed. Dec. 2nd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 3 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 132 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 284 lots
PIASA. Paris. Prints. 94 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 1079 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 496 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th-21st Century Photography. 410 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 113 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 89 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Paris: Artists of the City - Prints. 42 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. La Grande Nation: French Art of the 18th - 20th Century - Prints. 55 lots

Thu. Dec. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/26. 249 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Modern Art - Prints. 63 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Contemporary Art - Prints. 126 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Spain: Modern & Contemporary - with Works from Portugal & Latin America - Prints. 50 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Italy: Art of the 16th to 21st Century - Prints. 14 lots

Fri. Dec. 4th
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Winter International Auction. 32 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. China Now! & Asian Contemporary Art. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Born in the USA: Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints. 75 lots

Sat. Dec. 5th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 183 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 27 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic Auction. 400 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Books from the Samuel Buterbaugh Estate of McConnellsburg. 402 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. British Modern & Contemporary Art – with Damien Hirst Collection - Prints. 77 lots

Sun. Dec. 6th
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Coins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. December Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. December Antiques Auction - Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Beckmann, <i>Fanferlieschen Schönefüßchen,</i> 1924. Est: € 10,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 4. First printed world map to depict western Australia, 1680. Est. $7500 - $9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 31. One of the finest celestial charts ever produced, 1708. Est. $2500 - $3250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 35. Stunning French armillary sphere, 1805. Est. $4000 - $5000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 47. Speed's popular carte-a-figures map of the Americas, 1626. Est. $4750 - $6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 110. 1960 election map of the United States, 1960. Est. $250 - $325
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 115.<br>Arrowsmith's large-format map used by Lewis & Clark, 1802. Est. $8000 - $10000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 359. German WWI propaganda map showing a "European brawl", 1914. Est. $1400 - $1700
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 380. The "Beetle" map of northern Europe, 1746. Est. $240 - $300
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 476. Braun & Hogenberg's first plan of Moscow, 1575. Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 582. The first European-printed map of China, 1584. Est. $5500 - $6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 673. Complete French atlas with 62 maps in contemporary color, 1787. Est. $2750 - $3500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Nov 13):</b> Lot 676. Finley's early and important American atlas, 1828. Est. $4500 - $5500
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Dinner plate from the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova), 1910-1913, Dunn Bennett Patent. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Hermann Schlegel, and A.H. Verster van Wulverhorst. <i>Traité de Fauconnerie.</i> Leiden and Dusseldorf, 1844-1853. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Pierre Joseph Redouté. Album de Redouté. Paris, [1824]. £50,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Jakob Christoph Trew. <i>Hortus nitidissimis omnen per annum superbiens floribus.</i> Nuremberg, 1750 [-1786]. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Samuel de Champlain. <i>Les voyages de la Novvelle France occidentale, dite Canada</i>. Paris, 1640. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Levinus Vincent. <i>Wondertooneel der Nature.</i> Amsterdam, 1706-1715, two volumes bound in one. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Louis Dupré. <i>Voyage a Athénes et à Constantinople.</i> Paris, 1825. £40,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum... The Theatre of the Whole World.</i> London, 1606 (colophon: 1608). £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> <i>Description de l'Égypte.</i> Paris, 1809-1828, FIRST EDITION, 35 volumes, housed in custom mahogany cabinet. £250,000 to £350,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History<br>Auction London 12 November<br>On view 8 – 11 November</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Giovanni Battista Belzoni. Plates illustrative of the researches and operations of G. Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia. London, 1822. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> United Arab Emirates. A collection of 218 historic photographs. [c.1901 to early 1960s.]. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s London, Nov. 12:</b> Tingqua (Guan Lianchang). A boxed set of ten albums containing 123 Chinese paintings. [Canton, c.1830]. £30,000 to £40,000.