• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Louisiana Purchase Auction - Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs, Autographs
Auction Date
11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019
Sale Number
#112319
Total Lots
117
Sold Lots
96
Lots Sold
82.05%
Unsold Lots
21
Total Sales (USD)
320,255.75
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
238,650.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
367,300.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
284,950.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
430,250.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
74.43%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
371 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

Louisiana Heron, Plate 217, hand-colored aquatint with engraving, from The Birds of America,

USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 57,950.00
368 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

Trumpeter Swan, Plate 406, hand-colored aquatint with engraving, from The Birds of America,

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 45,750.00
369 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

White Heron, Plate 386, hand-colored aquatint with engraving, from The Birds of America,

USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 36,600.00
382

Rare Pair of Documents Signed by Explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 21,960.00
366 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

Glossy Ibis, Plate 387, hand-colored aquatint with engraving, from The Birds of America, Havell edition

USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 16,470.00
372 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

Red-shouldered Hawk, Plate 56, hand-colored aquatint with engraving, from The Birds of America,

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 10,370.00
365 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

American Bison or Buffalo, Male, Plate 56, hand-colored lithograph, from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,540.00
383 Dominique Edouard Seghers (American/New Orleans, 1848-1911)

Plan of a Property / Second District

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,930.00
364 Thomas L. McKenney (1785-1859) and James Hall (1793-1868)

History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs...,

USD 0.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,100.00
348 George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, 1944-2013)

Richard's Oak

USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,100.00
352 George Wilkins Kendall (American, 1809-1867) and Carl Nebel (German, 1805-1855)

The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts,

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 5,120.00
376 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

Common Mouse, Male, Female & Young, Plate 90, hand-colored lithograph, from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,880.00
367 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1861)

Nine-Banded Armadillo, Male, Plate 146, hand-colored lithograph, from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,270.00
262

[NEW ORLEANS SCENIC PHOTO ALBUM]

USD 5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 4,270.00
374 John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)

Louisiana Hawk, Plate 392, hand-colored aquatint with engraving, from The Birds of America,

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,965.00
1037 Francis Luis Mora (Uruguayan/American, 1874-1940)

Reclining Nude

USD 0.00 - 150.00 USD 3,375.00
258 Clarence John Laughlin (American/Louisiana, 1905-1985)

The Enigma (Windsor Plantation)

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,355.00
260 Clarence John Laughlin (American/Louisiana, 1905-1985)

The Luminous Columns (#7) (Houmas House Plantation)

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,050.00
907 George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, 1944-2013)

The Emerald Coast

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,816.00
381 Theodore "Fonville" Winans (American/Louisiana, 1911-1992)

Oysterman

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,625.00
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.
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