Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books: June 22, 2023 Auction Highlights

Lot 151: Theodore Ditterline, Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2d, and 3d, 1863, New York, 1864. Estimate $2,500 to $3,000.

Our spring Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books sale will offer an arrangement of varied material for collectors of virtually any interest and level. Material reveals the cartographic histories of all places ranging from Africa to the Yukon, Boston to Britain, or even the seas to the skies. 

Lot 87: Schenk & Valk; after Henricus Hondius, America Septentrionalis, Amsterdam, circa 1694. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000. 
Left: Lot 142: The Vancouver Map Co., Map of Klondike in the Canadian Yukon, Vancouver, B.C., 1898. Estimate $600 to $900; right: Lot 59: Lowber’s Map of the Hudson River, New York, circa 1828. Estimate $800 to $1,200.
Lot 88: Nicolas Sanson, Le Nouveau Mexique et la Florida, Paris, 1679. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.

Related Reading

Left: Lot 149: Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, Atlas Coelestis in Quo Mundus Spectabilis et in Eodem Stellarum Omnium Phoenomena Notabilia, Nuremberg, 1742. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000; right: Lot 90: George Wilidey, To His Sacred & Most Excellent Majesty George, London circa 1720. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000. 

Natural history and other material includes a rare uncolored example of Audubon’s Blue Crane or Heron, Currier & Ives hunting scenes, a fine copy of Geogre Mivart’s brilliantly colorful Monograph of the Lories, illustrated books on Native Americans by McKenney & Hall and Edward Sheriff Curtis and William Sharp’s magnificent Victoria Regia, or Great Water Lily of America.

Lot 196: Thomas McKenney & James Hall, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, Philadelphia, 1842-44. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.
Lot 186: John Fisk Allen & William Sharp, Victoria Regia; or the Great Water Lily of America, Boston, 1854. Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.

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