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Auction Name Audubon, Natural History Prints, Rare Books and Maps Total Sales (USD) 2,585,680.00
Auction Date 01/23/2021 - 01/23/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 2,378,750.00
Sale Number #12321 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 3,479,650.00
Total Lots 180
Sold Lots 124 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 3,186,250.00
% of Lots Sold 68.89% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 4,696,650.00
Unsold Lots 56 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 55.05%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
15 AUDUBON, John James

Audubon, Snowy Heron or White Egret, Plate 242

1827-1838. USD 175,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD 288,000.00
8 AUDUBON, John James

Audubon’s “Snowy Owl” is one of the most desirable images from his monumental Birds of America

1827-1838. USD 175,000.00 - 250,000.00 USD 175,000.00
70 GOULD, John

Gould - The Birds of Europe

[1832]-1837. USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 168,000.00
1 AUDUBON, John James

A Genius Composition and The Most Desirable of Audubon"s Extinct Birds, The Carolina Parrot, Plate 26

1827-1838. USD 125,000.00 - 175,000.00 USD 132,000.00
69 GOULD, John

Gould - The Birds of Great Britain

USD 70,000.00 - 85,000.00 USD 132,000.00
7 AUDUBON, John James

Audubon, Fish Hawk - Deckeled with uncut margins.

1827-1838. USD 145,000.00 - 175,000.00 USD 120,000.00
18 AUDUBON, John James

Adubon, Brown Pelican, Plate 421

1827-1838. USD 75,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD 109,200.00
76 GOULD, John

Gould - A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans

1833- [1835]. USD 75,000.00 - 125,000.00 USD 108,000.00
90 CALYO, Nicolino

Calyo's Watercolor of New York's Great Fire of 1835

USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 96,000.00
74 GOULD, John

Gould - Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons.

1858-1875. USD 45,000.00 - 65,000.00 USD 72,000.00
67 DUNCANSON, Robert S.

Duncanson Oil of the Ohio River Valley

USD 50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 66,000.00
81 DONCKER, Hendrik

Doncker Sea Atlas

[1658-1665]. USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 66,000.00
75 GOULD, John - [Nicholas Aylward VIGORS]

Gould - A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains

1831-[1833]. USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 48,000.00
155

French and Indian War Map Powder Horn

1760 USD 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD 48,000.00
64 HILL, Thomas

Beautiful oil painting of the world’s largest trees by Thomas Hill

c. 1903. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 43,200.00
80 JANSSONIUS, Joannes

Janssonius Sea Atlas with Excellent Original Color

1652 USD 50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 42,000.00
71 GOULD, John

Gould - A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos

1841-1842. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 36,000.00
4 AUDUBON, John James

Audubon Great Horned Owl - No matter where you are standing the eyes of these two Owls will follow you around the room.

1827-1838. USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 31,200.00
62 ALKEN JR., Samuel

Alken Set of Sporting Oils

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 31,200.00
12 AUDUBON, John James

Audubon, Glossy Ibis, Plate 387

1827-1838. USD 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 28,800.00
34 DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to

Original Watercolors by De Bry Showing Tulip Mania

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 28,800.00
72 GOULD, John

Gould - A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America

[1844]-1850. USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 28,800.00
78 LECLERC, Jean

Leclerc Atlas of France owned by a Court Favorite of Philip IV of Spain

1626 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 26,400.00
91 CALYO, Nicolino

Calyo Watercolor of New York

c. 1836. USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 26,400.00
79 LAURIE, Robert and James WHITTLE

Laurie & whittle Atlas - The Wardington Copy

1797 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 24,000.00
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Daniel Giraud Elliot. <i>A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants,</i> 1870-1872, coloured plates. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg. <i>Civitates orbis terrarum.</i> Cologne, 1597-c.1606, 5 volumes, hand-coloured, calf. £140,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Qianren Huang. "Blue Map" of China. [Daoguang, 19th century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1595. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Maxime Du Camp. <i>Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques.</i> Paris, 1852. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>China, Canton School. A superb album of 141 watercolours, c.1800. £70,000 to £100,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.
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