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Auction Info

Auction Name
Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Auction Date
07/28/2020 - 07/28/2020
Sale Number
#L20401
Total Lots
236
Sold Lots
191
Lots Sold
80.93%
Unsold Lots
45
Total Sales (GBP)
1,871,934.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
1,066,700.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
1,587,900.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
1,374,300.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
2,024,400.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
92.47%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
141

Description de l'Égypte. Paris, 1809-1822, first edition, 23 volumes, housed in a custom made cabinet

1809-1822 GBP 200,000.00 - 300,000.00 GBP 435,000.00
296 KEULEN, JOHANNES VAN

Keulen. De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt. 1685, fine hand-colouring

1685 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 87,500.00
263 COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES

Cook. Complete set of the voyages. 1773-1785. 10 volumes. The Morritt copy.

1773-1785 GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 GBP 52,500.00
342 VENTENAT, ETIENNE-PIERRE

Ventenat. Jardin de la Malmaison. An XI-1803-[1805]

1803-1805 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 43,750.00
290 FLAMSTEED, JOHN

Flamsteed. Historiae Coelestis. 1712. 2 parts in one, folio, calf

1712 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
354 LEVAILLANT, FRANÇOIS

Levaillant. Histoire naturelle des perroquets. 1801-[1805]. 2 volumes, folio, green tinted boards

1801-1805 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
122 FREDERICK FRASER HUNTER

Hunter. Correspondence relating to his classified "Secret" Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf. 1905-6

1905-6 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
201 SEVRUGUIN, ANTOIN AND B. AGAIANTZ

Sevruguin. Album of photographs of Persia. 1870s, oblong folio

1870s GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
203 ROBERTS, DAVID

Roberts. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia. 1842-1849. 3 volumes, deluxe hand-coloured issue, red morocco

1842-1849 GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 GBP 35,000.00
126 BLOUET, GUILLAUME ABEL, AND OTHERS

Blouet and Bory de Saint-Vincent. Expédition scientifique de Morée. 1831-40, complete work in 9 volumes, uniform calf

1831-40 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 30,000.00
230 HOSE, CHARLES AND ROBERT SHELFORD

Hose. Album of photographs of Sarawak. [c.1884-1900], the Hose family copy, with three books from Hose's library

c.1884-1900 GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 30,000.00
308 ÅKERMAN, ANDERS

Åkerman. Globus terraqueus. 1762. Miniature terrestrial globe.

1762 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 27,500.00
297 MORTIER, PIETER ? ROMEIN DE HOOGHE

Mortier de Hooghe. Le Neptune François. 1700-1708. 3 parts in one volume, large folio

1700-1708 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
301 ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

Ortelius. Theatrum oder Schawplatz des Erdtbodems. 1572-[73]. Rare German edition

1572-73 GBP 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
341 TENORE, MICHELE

Tenore. Flora Napolitana. 1811-[1838]. 7 volumes

1811-1838 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
204 ROBERTS, DAVID

Roberts. Holy Land and Egypt. 1842-49. 6 volumes bound in 4, folio, red half morocco gilt

1842-49 GBP 20,000.00 - 40,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
177 MIRZA & SONS

Mecca--Mirza. Twelve photographs of Mecca and Medina. early 20th century

early 20th century GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 23,750.00
227 Hasshu Gafu

Hasshu Gafu (????). [Eight kinds of painting manual]. [1672], first Japanese edition, 8 volumes, original wrappers

1672 GBP 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 GBP 23,750.00
181 BESANCENOT, JEAN

Jean Besancenot. 55 photographs of Morocco, c.1980

c.1980 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 22,500.00
251 FER, NICOLAS DE

De Fer. L'Amerique [wall map]. 1717

1717 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 18,750.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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