Sothebys: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History - bidstart 11/2, L21405, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
11/17/2021 - 11/17/2021
Page Size: 209 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Scowen & Co.

Ceylon | Collection of forty-two photographs, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 6,048.00
2

China | Album of photographs of Beijing and the Great Wall, early 1900s

early 1900sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 3,780.00
3Tung Hing (and others?)

China—Tung Hing | Photographic Views of Foochow and Vicinity, [c. 1890; including images from the 1870s]

c.1890; including images from the 1870sGBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 17,640.00
4Lai Afong, William Saunders and others

China | Collection of 50 photographs of Canton and Shanghai, circa 1880s

circa1880sGBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 11,340.00
5Lai Afong, William Saunders, Dutton & Michaels, and others?

China | Collection of 70 photographs of Hong Kong and Canton, and 2 panoramas, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 11,970.00
6

China, Beijing | A very large watercolour of the Summer Palace, Beijing, [Qing dynasty]

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
7Afong studio

China—Afong studio | Photograph panorama of Canton, circa. 1923

circa 1923GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,197.00
8John Thomson, Milton M. Miller, John Dudgeon, J.C. Watson, Charles Frederick Moore, and others?

China and Japan—John Thomson, Milton Miller, John Dudgeon, J.C. Watson | Album of early photographs, 1860s

1860sGBP 28,000.00 - 36,000.00Not Sold
9

China—Thomas Child and others | A collection of photographs of China, circa. 1870s-80s

circa 1870s-80sGBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 9,450.00
10Justus Doolittle [with contributions by John Thomson and Dr John Dudgeon, and others]

Doolittle | Vocabulary and Handbook of the Chinese Language. Foochow, 1872, photographic terms by Thomson and Dudgeon

1872GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,638.00
11Jean-Baptiste du Halde

Du Halde | Description de l'empire de Chine, Paris, 1735, 4 volumes, contemporary calf

1735GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 13,860.00
12

India | Collection of seventy-three photographs, circa 1880s

circa1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 9,450.00
13

India | Album of photographs, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,394.00
14

India | Collection of forty-seven photographs, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,638.00
15

India | Album of photographs, c. 1880s

c.1880sGBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 3,528.00
16Orr and Barton, and others

India—Orr and Barton, and others | Collection of sixty-seven photographs, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 7,560.00
17

India, Southeast Asia and Africa | Album of cartes-de-visite, circa. 1860s

circa 1860sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 2,520.00
18Adolfo Farsari studio (and others)

Japan | Collection of 53 photographs, circa 1880s

circa1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
19Adolfo Farsari studio (and others)

Japan | Collection of 48 photographs, plus a panorama of Japanese dancers, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
20Adolfo Farsari studio (and others)

Japan | Collection of 73 photographs, many of Hokkaido, including a folding panorama, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 11,340.00
21

Japan—Felice Beato | Album of 50 photographs of Japanese portraits and views. [Yokohama, circa. 1868]

circa 1868GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
22Kusakabe Kimbei and others

Japan—Kusakabe Kimbei and others | Eight photographs of Japanese wrestlers and Samurais, 1880s

1880sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,764.00
23

Java and the East Indies | Collection of 56 photographs, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
24Matteo Ricci and Nicolas Trigault

Ricci and Trigault, De Christiana expeditione ad Sinas, Lyon, 1616, contemporary vellum gilt

1616GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
25

Siam | A collection of thirty-eight photographs, circa. 1880s

circa 1880sGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 22,680.00
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
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