Highlights include Robert Morden’s New Map of the English Empire in America, circa 1698, and Reading Howell’s monumental Map of the State of Pennsylvania, 1792, the finest large-scale map of the state published that century.
A fascinating variety of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japanese cartography will be on offer. Atlases include John Reid’s American Atlas of 1796, important publications relating to New York City, and the rare English edition of Jodocus Hondius and Gerardus Mercator’s Historia Mundi, 1635. Mainstay natural history artwork, historical prints and interesting and fun ephemera also feature prominently.
Lot 249: Benedetto Bordone, Isolario, second edition with 112 woodcut maps, Venice, 1534. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.