Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books: June 2021 Auction Highlights

At Auction June 3, 2021

Lot 65: George Schlegel, New York, Taken from Central Park, hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.

Lot 23: Early seventeenth-century Italian celestial globe. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.


Lots 1 to 130


Lots 131 to 157

Lot 113: Mercator [family], [World and Continents], five double-page maps, Amsterdam, circa 1633. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Lot 152: John Melish, A Military and Topographical Atlas of the United States, Philadelphia, 1813. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.

Lot 262: John James Audubon, Whip-Poor-Will, Plate LXXXII, hand-colored aquatint and engraving, 1833. Estimate $5,000 to $7,500.

Color Plate & Illustrated Books

Lots 158 to 207

Historical Prints & Drawings

Lots 208 330

Currier & Ives

Lots 270 to 315

Further Reading: Collector’s Guide for Currier & Ives Prints

Lot 295: Currier & Ives, after A.F. Tait, Life of a Hunter, 1861. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.

What You Need to Know on Auction Day

This auction will be held live and conducted remotely.

There will not be bidding in the room, though we accept order bids, and interested buyers will be able to participate live via the Swann Galleries App. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play, which can also be accessed on a desktop at

Please note: phone bidding registrations will close the day before the sale at 4pm. 

At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed to the public. Private viewings are available by appointment only, and must be arranged in advance. To make an appointment please contact the specialist.


Caleb Kiffer

Specialist, Maps & Atlases

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