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    A Look Inside the Catalogue 

     

    Lot 217: Nicholas Visscher et. al., Atlas Minor Sive Geographia Compendiosa [Composite Atlas], folio, Amsterdam,

    after 1716. Sold for $24,700.

     

    The atlas section included a handsome Visscher composite atlas, with numerous scarce European and foreign maps; this example is made more noteworthy by its resplendent full original hand-color. The auction featured a fine selection of Napoleonic caricatures, including perhaps the most famous of all from that period, James Gillray's the Plumb-pudding in danger, 1805, depicting Napoleon and Pitt carving apart the world. 

     

     Maps & Atlases

    Lot 283: James Gillray, The Plumb-pudding in danger, hand-colored etching, London, 1805.

    Sold for $11,875.     

      

     

    Highlights in this sale included a section dedicated to maps of America. Among those featured is Elihu Barker's A Map of Kentucky from Actual Survey1793, a milestone in the nascent cartography of the nation and an impressive feat, considering Kentucky was an unforgiving frontier at that point. According to our records, this storied rarity, which is among the first state maps published in the U.S., has not been seen at auction since 1922.  


    Maps & Atlases

    Lot 5: Elihu Barker and Mathew Carey, A Map of Kentucky from Actual Survey, large engraved wall map on two joined sheets, Philadelphia, [1793]. Sold for an auction record of $37,500. 

     

    Lot 199: Mahmud Raif Efendi, Cedid atlas tercümesi, 25 hand-colored maps, folio, Istanbul, 1803 or 1804.

    Sold for an auction record of $118,750. 

     

     

      

     


     

     

    For more information about any of the items in this auction, contact Specialist Alex Clausen