Auction Reports

Swann Galleries

Auction Info

Auction Name
Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books
Auction Date
06/03/2021 - 06/03/2021
Sale Number
#2571
Total Lots
330
Sold Lots
295
Lots Sold
89.39%
Unsold Lots
35
Total Sales (USD)
403,108.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
267,880.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
390,220.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
292,830.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
425,820.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
94.67%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
113 MERCATOR [family.]

[World and Continents].

circa 1633 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 15,000.00
295 CURRIER & IVES; after A.F. Tait.

Life of a Hunter. A Tight Fix.

1861 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 11,250.00
65 George Schlegel.

New York, Taken from Central Park.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 11,250.00
23 Giuseppe de Rossi; after Jodocus Hondius.

Globus Coelest, in quo stellae fixæ omnes

1615 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 10,000.00
263 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.

Willow Grous or Large Ptarmigan. Plate CXCI.

1834 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,500.00
207 von HUMBOLDT, ALEXANDER; and AIME BONPLAND.

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent,

1814-1829 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,250.00
258 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.

American Bison or Buffalo. Plate LVII.

1845 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 6,250.00
309 CURRIER & IVES; after Eastman Johnson.

Husking.

1861 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,250.00
206 LYELL, CHARLES.

Principles of Geology,

1830-1833 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,750.00
62 Benjamin Moore Norman.

Norman’s Plan of New Orleans & Environs.

1845 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,500.00
262 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.

Whip-Poor-Will. Plate LXXXII.

1833 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 5,250.00
24 J. & W. Cary.

Cary's New Terrestrial Globe.

1820 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,250.00
4 Ludwig August Mellin.

[Atlas von Liefland].

1798 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 5,000.00
10 Bradford L. Gilbert, architect.

South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition,

1900 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 5,000.00
275 CURRIER, NATHANIEL; after Charles Severin.

Peytona and Fashion. In Their Great Match for $20,000.

circa 1845 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,750.00
290 CURRIER & IVES; after J.E. Butterworth [sic].

Cutter Yacht "Maria" In Her Trial of Speed with the Clipper Yacht America

1852 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 4,250.00
329 SHARP, WILLIAM.

Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America.

1854 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,250.00
261 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.

Red-Throated Diver. Plate CCII.

1834 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 4,000.00
22 Columbus Drew.

Drew's New Map of the State of Florida.

1870 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 4,000.00
73 John Hills.

A Plan of the City of Philadelphia and Environs.

1808 1809 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,000.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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