As we wind down the Fall 2009 season, please remember that Swann will be offering three more auctions before the New Year.
12-sheet color woodblock print map of Japan, circa 1848. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
Swann Galleries’ auction of Maps & Atlases, Books with Plates, Historical Prints, Travel Books & Ephemera will take place a week after Thanksgiving, Thursday, December 3, at 1:30 PM. The sale will feature maps and atlases from the 16th through the early 20th centuries; the Abramson Family Collection of Holy Land maps, views and books; an assortment of travel literature; books offered for their plates; and a small selection of printed ephemera, which includes a remarkable collection of printer’s proofs for cigar labels.
Hirsoshi Sugimoto’s Theaters, with a signed photogravure, New York, 2000. Estimate $1,500 to $2,500.
On Tuesday, December 8, Swann will conduct a two-part auction of Photographic Literature & Fine Photographs, which will offer many rare and museum-worthy works. And rounding out the year will be an auction of Rare & Important Art Nouveau Posters Wednesday, December 16.
We’ll be kicking off the Winter 2010 auction season with our sale of Vintage Posters on February 4. Other auctions in February will include the Shochet Collection of Signed Historical Photographs, African American Fine Art, and Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Stay tuned for more information and visit Swann’s website to view the catalogues for final auctions in 2009.