Christies: Important Books, Atlases, Globes & Scientific Instruments from the Collection of Nico and Nanni Israel, 18467, London - King Street

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Auction Date
12/11/2019 - 12/11/2019
Page Size: 32 items in 2 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MEDIEVAL ASTROLABE QUADRANT PROBABLY SOUTHERN FRANCE, 1291-1310

SOUTHERN FRANCE, 1291-1310GBP 400,000.00 - 600,000.00GBP 731,250.00
2

The Mainz Psalter: Psalterium Benedictinum cum canticis et hymnis, for Bursfeld use.

[Mainz] 29 August 1459.GBP 5,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 21,250.00
3

THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST, miniature by Simon Bening, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[Bruges, 1530s]GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 100,000.00
4

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

[Flanders, probably Ghent, c.1485-1490]GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00GBP 42,500.00
5

MINIATURE BOOK – Kalendarium. Evangelia 4. Psalmi poenit. 7.

Antwerp 1570GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 13,750.00
6

MINIATURE BOOK – Prieres ecclesiastiques, auec l’exercice du pere de famille.

Geneva 1566GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 10,625.00
7ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598).

Autograph letter signed ('Abrah. Ortelius') to his nephew Jacob Cole, Antwerp, 4 January 1595.

Antwerp, 4 January 1595.GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 23,750.00
8BRAUN, Georg (1541-1622).

Autograph letter signed ('G. Braun') to Abraham Ortelius, Cologne, 22 January 1595.

1595GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 12,500.00
9

PORTOLAN CHART. Portion of an untitled manuscript chart of New Guinea, probably drawn between c.1570-c.1606.

c.1570-c.1606.GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 16,250.00
10ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM BLAEU,

AN EARLY DUTCH POCKET GLOBE

AFTER CIRCA 1618GBP 70,000.00 - 100,000.00GBP 287,250.00
11BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673) – [Frederick de WIT (1629/1630-1706)].

[Vol. I:] Toonneel der Steden van Gelderlandt en Holland … [Vol. II:] Toonneel der Steden van Zeelandt, Uytrecht, Vrieslandt, Overyssel, Groeningen, en die de Vereenighde Staten verovert hebben [Vol. III:] – Toonneel der Steden van 's Konings Nederlanden

Amsterdam c.1700].GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00Not Sold
12JANSSONIUS, Johannes (1588-1664).

Theatrum urbium celebriorum totius Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris.

Amsterdam 1657GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00Not Sold
13DUDLEY, Sir Robert, self-styled Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick (1573-1649).

Arcano del Mare.

Florence1661GBP 500,000.00 - 700,000.00GBP 731,250.00
14BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673).

Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae Ducis, Pedemontii principis, ... pars prima, exhibens Pedemontium ... pars altera illustrans Sabaudiam.

Amsterdam1682GBP 70,000.00 - 100,000.00GBP 75,000.00
15

SILK PRINTING – Op het huwelyck Van den Koopman Cornelis Verburgh, En d’Eerbare Deucht- en Zedenrijcke Juffr. Maria van Rietbeeck.

Batavia 1674GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
16

MINIATURE BOOKS – A large collection of 214 volumes, dating from the 17th-20th century.

17th-20th century.GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 56,250.00
17JOHANN GABRIEL DOPPELMAYR, 1728

A PAIR OF GERMAN TABLE GLOBES

GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 32,500.00
18MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD (1635-1724); EARLY 18TH CENTURY

A SILVER BUTTERFIELD DIAL

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,250.00
19GERMAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

A SET OF NAPIER'S BONES

GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 12,500.00
20JOHANN GABRIEL DOPPELMAYR, 1730

A GERMAN TERRESTRIAL GLOBE

GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 10,625.00
21RICHARD CUSHEE (1696-1733)

AN ENGLISH POCKET GLOBE

GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 10,000.00
22ANDREAS VOGLER (fl.1766-1808), LATE-18TH CENTURY

A BRASS AUGSBURG DIAL

GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00GBP 2,000.00
23LUDWIG THEODOR MULLER (fl.1710-70)

A BRASS AUGSBURG DIAL

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 3,500.00
24GERARD AND LEONARD VALK, CIRCA 1750

A PAIR OF DUTCH TABLE GLOBES

GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 62,500.00
25LEVAILLANT, François (1753-1824).

Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, suivie de celle des Toucans et des Barbus. Paris: Denné le jeune and Perlet, [1801-]1806. [With:] – Histoire naturelle des Promérops, et des Guêpiers. Paris: Denné le jeune, [1806]-1807-[1816 or 1

GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00GBP 40,000.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
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