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Monday, November 19, 2018

One of the most gratifying letters I have ever received from the head archivist at the University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Arader,

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding the article I wrote for the Germantown Crier.  For many years when I was doing research on Germantown that map fascinated me because there was almost no discussion of text on map in any the existing literature.  It was a wonderful journey to pull apart the information on the map and learn more about it in the process.  Unfortunately it was not until after the article was published that I learned Jack Asher owned the map.  Fortunately with Mark Frazier Lloyd’s assistance I was able to see the map once in Mr. Asher’s home.  It was truly amazing to see it in person.

I believe I have extra copies of the 1992 issue of the Crier.  I would be very pleased and honored to give one or two to you.  If you like I can mail them to your New York address.  If you have not already seen it, you might also take a look at my book Acta Germanopolis which has some slightly newer information regarding early Germantown which I learned since publishing the 1992 article.  The map provided a key piece of information regarding the early governance of Germantown prior to its 1689 charter.

Over the years I have heard much about your fine store on Walnut Street and always enjoy looking in the window whenever I pass by on my way to the HSP or other points in town.  It is a true Philadelphia institution and something all of us in the archival and rare book community admire.

Thank you,

Jim Duffin

November 17th, 2018 - Map Auction Prices Realized


Hello,

Below is the prices realized from our November 17th Map and Atlas auction.

We have another auction on Saturday, December 8th focusing on John James Audubon Birds or America and Quadrupeds of North America; Natural history engravings by Redoute and Catesby; Natural history original watercolors by various artists including Redoute, Rare books and Atlases, Americana, Western and Native American art, as well as fine engraved and lithographed maps and views.

Best,
Graham


Lot  Online Title  Premium Price 
1 Speed Map of Asia  $        2,812.50
2 Ortelius Map of Asia  $        1,820.00
3 Seutter Map of Asia  $           937.50
4 Blome World and Five Continents Maps  $      10,000.00
5 Valk Map of Africa  $           375.00
6 Ortelius Map of Africa  $        2,500.00
7 Jefferys Map of West Africa  $           625.00
8 18th C. French Map of the Gulf Coast  $        2,250.00
9 Colored Speed Map of Dorset  $           650.00
10 Colored Speed Map of Hampshire  $           650.00
11 Speed Map of the Southeast U.S.  $        2,125.00
12 Sanson Map of Gulf of Mexico  $        7,500.00
13 Waldseemuller Modern Spain  $        3,125.00
14 De Bry Map of America  $        5,625.00
15 Mercator Map of the World  $        6,250.00
16 Van der Aa Map of the World  $        5,000.00
17 Buache Map of the Pacific  $        3,750.00
18 De Wit Polar Map  $        1,750.00
19 Sanson World Map  $        1,625.00
20 Sanson Polar Map  $           625.00
21 Merian World Map  $           812.50
22 Sauthier Map of Eastern Canada  $        1,125.00
23 Dahlberg View of Sweden  $           375.00
24 Dripps Map of Kings County, NY  $           218.75
25 De Wit View of London (1666)  $        2,925.00
26 Sachse View of Baltimore  $        2,500.00
27 Des Barres Chart of New York Harbor  $        2,812.50
28 De la Tour Map of American Revolution  $        2,250.00
29 Wytfliet Map of Florida  $        4,375.00
30 Renard Map of Central / South America  $        1,000.00
31 Fisher Railroad Map of US  $        1,625.00
32 Coronelli Map of Western America  $        3,750.00
33 De Jode Double-Hemi Polar World Map  $      45,000.00
34 Gastaldi / Forlani Map of Africa  $      30,000.00
35 Van Keulen New York / Hudson  $                 -  
36 Humbolt Map of New Spain  $      20,000.00
37 De Fer Map of California as an Island  $        8,750.00
38 Le Moyne Map of Florida  $      10,000.00
39 Berry World Map  $                 -  
40 Nicolosi 4 part Map of America  $        4,375.00
41 De Jode Map of Africa  $      10,000.00
42 Pownall Map of Middle British Colonies  $      10,000.00
43 Ortelius Map of Russia / Pacific  $        1,875.00
44 De L'Isle Map of Mississippi River  $                 -  
45 Zahn Double-Hemi World Map  $        4,375.00
46 Green Map of New England  $      16,250.00
47 Hondius Map of America  $        4,375.00
48 Manuscript Map of Tierra del Fuego  $        5,625.00
49 Speed Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine Atlas  $    125,000.00
50 Loggan Oxford Views  $      11,250.00
51 Waghenaer English Mariners Atlas  $      75,000.00
52 Waghenaer First Latin Mariners Atlas  $    100,000.00
53 Ogilby Britannia Atlas  $      17,500.00
54 Ogilby America Atlas  $      22,500.00
55 Kitchin General World Atlas  $                 -  
56 Clark Panorama of the Thames  $        2,250.00
57 Wells 1701 World Atlas  $        8,750.00
58 Coronelli Atlante Veneto World Atlas  $      50,000.00
59 Medina Art of Navigation 1554  $      18,750.00
60 Tanner American Atlas in Original Box  $      23,750.00
61 Rugendas Views of Brasil 1835  $      43,750.00
62 Mercator map of Rome, Italy  $           227.50
63 Speed Map of Lancaster, UK  $           500.00
64 Early Seachart of Iceland, Greenland With Fur Parka-Clad Natives  $                 -  
65 Montanus / Ogilby Novi Belgi  $           455.00
66 Homann Map of Carolina/Upper Florida  $           260.00
67 Large George II Map of Northern Italy by Moll  $                 -  
68 Zollmann Map of Saxony, Germany  $                 -  
69 D'anville Map of South America  $                 -  
70 Vaugondy Map of Ancient Greece of Alexander the Great  $                 -  
71 Fine Senex Map of Great Britain  $                 -  
72 Splendid, Colorful Wall Map of Southeast Asia  $           715.00
73 Wall Map of Scandinavia 1758  $                 -  
74 Rocque's Classic British National Map  $                 -  
75 D'anville's Famous Hemisphere World Maps  $           585.00
76 West India Islands, Florida, Texas & Central America  $                 -  
77 D'anville Map of Ancient Italy  $           195.00
78 D'anville Map of Ancient Italy  $                 -  
79 D'anville Map of Africa  $                 -  
80 South Pacific - S. America - New Zealand  $                 -  
81 Jeffery's Map of the St. Lawrence River, Canada  $                 -  
82 D'anville Map of South America  $                 -  
83 Jefferys' Wall Map for the East India Company  $                 -  
84 Kitchin Map of Germany, 1780  $                 -  
85 Pioneer Oceanographic Chart of the North Pacific Ocean  $           455.00
86 D'anville Map of Russia, 1780  $           390.00
87 Kitchin Map of Europe, 1780  $                 -  
88 Rare Large Folding Route Map from the Ancient Regime  $                 -  
89 Striking Cartouche of Indian, Alligator & Village  $                 -  
90 Striking Viennese Wall Map of Caribbean  $                 -  
91 Sayer Map of Russian Empire, 1790  $                 -  
92 Jeffery's Map of East Indies, 1790  $                 -  
93 Rochette Map of Germany, 1790  $                 -  
94 Scarce Early U.S.: Northern States & Western Territory  $           325.00
95 Lewis Map of Virginia, 1795  $                 -  
96 First U.S. Atlas Map of Kentucky "Barren Naked Lands"  $                 -  
97 First U.S.-Produced Map of Maine  $           325.00
98 First U.S. Atlas Map of North Carolina 1795  $           500.00
99 Tanner / Reid Map of Connecticut, 1796  $                 -  
100 Reid Map of Massachusetts, 1796  $                 -  
101 Martin / Reid Map of Pennsylvania, 1796  $                 -  
102 Tanner / Reid Map of South Carolina, 1796  $           455.00
103 Reid Map of Vermont, 1796  $                 -  
104 Morse Map of Georgia  $           260.00
105 Carey Map of Canada  $                 -  
106 EARLY HANDSOME BLUE BACK SEA CHART - BRITAIN to CARIBBEAN  $                 -  
107 Lewis Map of New York, 1809  $                 -  
108 Dramatic Large Case Map of the German States in the Napoleonic Wars Era  $                 -  
109 Arrowsmith's Huge Case Map/Wall Map of Napoleonic Europe  $           520.00
110 Scarce 1812 Carey "District of Maine"  $           227.50
111 Herbert Map of Scotland 1812  $           227.50
112 Rare and Important War of 1812 Folded Wall Map, Published Two Weeks After the Outbreak of the War.  $                 -  
113 Thomson Map of Korea and Japan  $                 -  
114 Independent Mexico: Days After August 1821 Treaty of Cordoba  $                 -  
115 Tanner Map of Cuba  $                 -  
116 Tanner Map of Cuba  $                 -  
117 Huge Map of Franklin Expedition 1825-26(Nw Canada)  $                 -  
118 First Edition Mitchell's Traveller's Guide  $           455.00
119 Young Map of United States 1833  $                 -  
120 Rare Burr Pocket Map of N.Y.C.  $                 -  
121 Young Map of the United States 1836  $                 -  
122 Young Map of the United States 1837  $                 -  
123 Arrowsmith Map of Van Diemens Land  $           195.00
124 Arrowsmith Map of South Eastern Australia  $                 -  
125 North America Called 'Columbia'  $                 -  
126 Robinson Map of Palestine  $           390.00
127 North America [Complete in 14 Sheets]  $                 -  
128 Scarce 1846 Pocket Map of Virginia  $                 -  
129 Atwood / Phelp's Map of US 1847  $                 -  
130 Pocket Map of U.S. With Surround of Presidents  $                 -  
131 Monumental Christian Holy Land Map  $           487.50
132 Rare Small School Wall Map With Current Events; Portraits of Czar & Sultan  $                 -  
133 Ephemeral Ethnographic World Map: Portrait of Races & Female Costumes  $                 -  
134 Scarce Walker Pocket Map of New York City 1851  $                 -  
135 With State Seals /Presidents Surrounding U.S. Map  $           325.00
136 With State Seals /Presidents Surrounding U.S. Map  $                 -  
137 Scarce Horace Thayer Pocket Map of New York State  $                 -  
138 S.W. Long Island Captain's Sea Chart  $                 -  
139 Presentation Copy. Unlisted in Phillips Or Any Map Guide  $                 -  
140 Miller Map of the US with Presidential Portraits  $           715.00
141 IN THE ORIGINAL BLUE CLOTH COVERS WESTERN EXPLORATION  $                 -  
142 Sea Chart With All of Long Island - Detailed  $                 -  
143 Rare Early Railroad Proposed Routes Map  $                 -  
144 General Railroad Survey California 1853  $                 -  
145 Very Rare 1853 Pocket Railroad Map of the Midwest  $                 -  
146 Senate Map of US Railroads 1854  $                 -  
147 The Very Scarce Huge Schimmelfinnig Issue Survey Across Ind. Ter. & Tx  $                 -  
148 The Monumental H. V. Poor U.S. Railroad Map  $                 -  
149 Superb Large Geological Map of U.S. & Canada - 1855  $                 -  
150 Colton Map of Iowa, 1855  $                 -  
151 Massive Long Island Sound Coast Chart  $                 -  
152 Scarce and Attractive Wall Map of VT and NH  $                 -  
153 Five Views of Montauk Point Lighthouse  $                 -  
154 Colton Map of America, 1857  $                 -  
155 Colton Map of Alabama, 1860  $                 -  
156 Huge Chart of South Pacific: E. Indies to S. America  $                 -  
157 Evans Map of South Australia  $                 -  
158 Very Early Civil War Wall Map of the U.S.  $                 -  
159 Scarce French World Map With Scenes of Eskimos, Etc.  $                 -  
160 British Blue Back Chart of California Coast  $        1,000.00
161 Detailed Wall Map of United States during the Civil War  $                 -  
162 Superb Civil War Map of the Southern States with Lincoln & Friends in Corner Medallions  $                 -  
163 Rare Civil War Broadside Map of Lower Mississippi  $                 -  
164 Chart of East Coast from Georgia to Canada  $                 -  
165 Decorative Historical Civil War Large Pocket Map  $                 -  
166 Decorative Historic Civil War Large Pocket Map.  $                 -  
167 Original Sign for Globe & Rutgers Fire Insurance Company  $                 -  
168 Scarce Blue Back Chart of Bahama Bank  $                 -  
169 Large G.L.O. U.S. Map Concentrating On Western Territories - Civil War Era  $                 -  
170 Very Rare Civil War Era1864 Desilver U.S. Traveller's Guide Map  $                 -  
171 Magnus Map of 150 miles around Richmond, VA  $                 -  
172 U.S. Western centered Map, 1865  $                 -  
173 Finest Map of Martinique Ever Compiled  $                 -  
174 Civil War Era Sea Chart of Southeast Coast  $                 -  
175 Rare School Wall Map of Ausrtalia 1866  $                 -  
176 U.S. Coast to Coast With Ore Bodies in West 1866  $                 -  
177 Definitive Railroad Map of the Civil War South  $                 -  
178 Large Chart of N.Y. Harbor With Street Plans of NY & Brooklyn  $                 -  
179 David Railroad Maps of Central America  $           357.50
180 Captain's Chart: Norfolk/Hampton to Cape Lookout  $                 -  
181 Full color GLO U.S. with Flags over Western Forts  $                 -  
182 Bache Map of Potomac River, 1868  $                 -  
183 Two Very Scarce U.S. Navy Sea Charts of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean  $                 -  
184 American Sea Chart of S. Florida, Keys & Bahamas With J.R. Rodgers Inset of Key West Harbor  $                 -  
185 Colton Map of New York 1870  $                 -  
186 Colton Map of New York 1870  $                 -  
187 US Navy Map of the Gulf of Mexico, 1870  $                 -  
188 Colton Map of New York 1871  $                 -  
189 Owen Chart of Great Bahama Bank  $                 -  
190 Captain’s Chart of Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan Coast  $                 -  
191 Rare Prang Map "Showing the Situation of the Yellowstone National Park", Soon After Founding  $           312.50
192 Sea Chart of Large, Definitive U.S./B.C. Boundary in Juan De Fuca Strait 1873  $                 -  
193 NYC With 445 Churches & Public Buildings Identified  $                 -  
194 Scarce Deveopment Plan for Martha's Vineyard in 1873  $                 -  
195 Rare Captain's Chart of Neuse River, NC  $           195.00
196 Sea Chart of South Australia With Adelaide, Kangaroo Island  $                 -  
197 6 Foot Sea Chart of South Pacific  $                 -  
198 Admiralty Sea Chart of the World 1874  $           218.75
199 DEFINITIVE CHATTANOOGA C.W. BATTLE MAP. INCLUDES LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN  $                 -  
200 Finely Detailed Captain's Chart of Port Adelaide  $                 -  
201 Pocket Map of Manhattan  $                 -  
202 Pocket Map of Manhattan  $                 -  
203 Sea Chart of North Pacific & Japan & Kamchatka  $                 -  
204 Bache Coastal Chart of New York Harbor  $                 -  
205 Highly Ephemeral Kansas County Plat Plan  $                 -  
206 GIANT 40 x 77 inch Chart of Southern Ireland & England  $           390.00
207 Colton Map of Virginia  $                 -  
208 Rare H. R. Page Pocket map of Minnesota  $                 -  
209 Massive City of New York Plat Plans Atlas Reprinting All Early Plans  $        2,375.00
210 Wall Size Geologic Map of Grand Canyon  $                 -  
211 Scarce Captain's Chart of Upper East Coast of Florida  $                 -  
212 East India Archipelago [Eastern Passages to China and Japan]  $                 -  
213 Incredibly detailed chart with Jacksonville Street Layout in 1882, Fernandina, St. Mary  $           650.00
214 Sea Chart Fiji, Tonga & Samoa  $                 -  
215 Rare Captain's Charts of Chesapeake Bay  $                 -  
216 Rare Captain's Chart With Detailed City Plan of Baltimore  $                 -  
217 Rare Captain's Chart With Detailed City Plan of Baltimore  $                 -  
218 Scarce Sea Chart with every building, fort and lighthouse in St. Augustine shown, plus more coastline  $           455.00
219 Huge Rand, McNally Railroad Pocket Map of the U.S.  $                 -  
220 Insets: Rio De Janiero, Santos, Etc.  $                 -  
221 Osaka, Kobe & Hiogo, Japan With Street Plans 1886  $                 -  
222 Map of West explored by Fremont plus engraved  $           375.00
223 Rare Captain's Chart of Lower Chesapeake, Entrance & Hampton Roads/Street Plans Norfolk, Portsmouth, Etc.  $                 -  
224 1 Meter X 2 Meter Sea Chart  $                 -  
225 Great Lighthouse Chart  $                 -  
226 Wall Map of Upper NYC and Lower Westchester/ also Maps of Country Club and New York Athletic Club  $                 -  
227 Scarce Gill Pocket Map of Washington State  $                 -  
228 Captain's Chart - Off Newport, Block Island  $                 -  
229 Scarce Captain's Chart of W. Long Island & NYC  $                 -  
230 Sea Chart Mid-Part Long Island Sound  $                 -  
231 Imray Chart of the Baltic, 1890  $                 -  
232 Large Official Captain's Chart Centering On Newport  $                 -  
233 U.S. Navy Chart On Linen - Definitive S. Atlantic Coast for 1884-1890 - Hatteras to Canaveral  $                 -  
234 Sea Chart Mid Atlantic States  $                 -  
235 Rare Late Pocket Map Version  $                 -  
236 RARE AMERICAN CYCLIST'S CLUB MAPS, IN CANVAS POUCH  $                 -  
237 CHART A NOT YET LISTED IN THE STANDARD REFERENCES  $           975.00
238 Chart of New Haven Harbor, Ct  $                 -  
239 South Pacific: 6 Foot Long Sea Chart  $                 -  
240 King Map of U.S. Territories, 1898  $                 -  
241 Splendid USGS Topographical/Political Map of U.S. 1898  $                 -  
242 Important Late 19th C Wall Map of Connectcut  $                 -  
243 Rare Quarto Wall Plan of San Francisco  $                 -  
244 Waters Off West Coast of Korea/Russo-Jap. War Era  $                 -  
245 Kuril Islands/Saghalin I./Kamchatka/Yezo (Hokushu) I. During Russo-Japanese War Period.  $                 -  
246 DETAILED SEA CHART of KOREAN ARCHIPELAGO ca1900  $                 -  
247 Sea Chart Detailing Buildings in Seoul in 1902  $                 -  
248 Definitive Russo-Jap War/Port Arthur Chart.  $                 -  
249 Unusual Early Edwardian Project Map  $           195.00
250 Huge, Detailed Map of Maui, Vividly Colored  $                 -  
251 Rare Captain's Chart of New York Harbor  $                 -  
252 Large Map of Lanai With Detail  $                 -  
253 Punnet Bros. Map of Plumas, CA  $                 -  
254 Wall Map of Australia over a Century Ago  $                 -  
255 Original Tin Sign for a Rand McNally Warehouse  $           750.00
256 SPECTACULAR EARLY 1900s NEW YORK CITY WALL MAP  $                 -  
257 Scarce, Detailed American Geographical Society Wall Map of Africa  $                 -  
258 Largest GLO (5 X 7 Feet) Wall Map of the United States  $                 -  
259 Special Edition for the Afrika Korps (Special WWII Interest)  $                 -  
260 Canada Geological Map of British Columbia  $                 -  
261 Indian Government Survey Map of Geology and Minerals of India shortly after Independence  $           292.50
262 Extraordinary Topographical Wall Map of the Alps: 4,000 Square Inches  $           650.00
263 The Official Map of Israel - 1951  $                 -  
264 Huge, Nearly Seven Foot Square Wall Map of New York City  $                 -  
265 Vivid Depiction of Cultural Migration Worldwide  $                 -  
266 Ketcheson Birds eye View of Abilene, KS  $                 -  
267 Piranesi Engraving  $                 -  
268 Piranesi Engraving  $        1,300.00
269 Wyoming Geological Map  $                 -  
 $    772,570.00