Title: MAPS & ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY & HISTORICAL PRINTS, EPHEMERA
Date: June 2, 2011
Time: 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Fri., May 27 by appt. only
Tues., May 31, 10-6
Wed., June 1, 10-6
Thurs., June 2, 10-noon
Contact Person: Gary Garland
The auction contains quite a few Japanese-related items including 18th-century maps of Japan that were printed there, and The Japan Punch, a satirical caricature from 1874. Highlights among the European and American maps and atlases include Wit, Nova Orbis Tabula, Amsterdam, circa 1670; Seutter, Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionale, Augsburg, 1730; Norman, Coast of America from Cape Hateras [sic] to Cape Roman [sic], 1794, and Chart of South Carolina and Georgia, 1803; and Finley’s New General Atlas, 1833. Highlights among the books desired for their plates include Audubon’s Quadrupeds of North America, 1849; and Greene’s Parrots in Captivity, 1884-87.
Arnold Colom, Pascaarte van Nieu Nederlandt, double-page engraved maritime chart, Amsterdam, circa 1658.
Robert Dudley, Carta particolare della Grande Isola del Giapone e di Jeso con il Regno di Corai, beautiful engraved double-page map, Florence, 1646.
Fry-Jefferson, A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland, engraved 4-sheet map, London, 1775.
Norman and Dunbibin, Chart of the Coast of America from Cape Hateras to Cape Roman, double-page engraved martime chart from The American Pilot, Boston, 1794.
John James Audubon, Mangrove Humming Bird. Plate CLXXXIV, hand-colored engraved plate from the double elephant folio edition of Birds of America, London, 1833.