Title: MAPS & ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY & HISTORICAL PRINTS, EPHEMERA
Date: December 8, 2011
Time: at 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Sat., Dec. 3, 10-4
Mon., Dec. 5, 10-6
Tues., Dec. 6, 10-6
Wed., Dec. 7, 10-6
Thurs., Dec. 8, 10-noon
Contact Person: Gary Garland
This sale features maps of American interest from a private collection, a fine selection of atlases, books with plates and individual decorative graphics, and a selection of ephemera ranging from bookmarks to playing cards to table games.
William Faden’s The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, based on the Ratzer survey and considered one of the most important general maps of New Jersey during the revolutionary period, shown top left.
A 19th-century manuscript album with 7 beautiful manuscript maps in pen-and-ink, graphite and watercolor or gouache, probably originating in England, circa 1850.
Colton's Texas, a hand-colored and engraved folding pocket map by J.H. Colton, New York, 1861.
John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America, an illustrated book in three volumes with 155 hand-colored lithographed plates, New York, 1854.
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia by David Roberts, two titles in 6 volumes, London 1842-49; 1846-49.