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Friday, October 26, 2012

Key Lots from December 15th Auction




Lot 150
Marc Lescarbot
Figvre de la Terre Nevve, Grande Riviere de Canada, et Cotes de l’Ocean en la Novvelle France, 1609
Engraving; 7 x 17 inches
Estimate: $40,000 - 50,000
Reference: Page 90, Plate 45 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America






Lot 151
Samuel de Champlain
Carte de la nouvelle France
Engraving: 20 ½" x 34"; Paris, 1632
Estimate: $90,000 - 110,000
Guidance: Sotheby's May 9, 2012. Lot 180. $102,737
Reference: Page 93, Plate 48 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America






Lot 152
John Smith (1580-1631)
Virginia
Burden, State 9
Engraving: London, 1612 (1624-32)
Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000
Guidance: Sotheby’s Benevento Collection, London, May 6, 2010, Lot 29, Sold for GBP34,850 or $55,760
Reference: Page 95, Plate 50 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America






Lot 153
John Smith (1580-1631)
New England the most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and mighty Prince Charles, Prince of great Britaine. Observed and described by Captayn John Smith” from The General Historie of Virginia, New- England and the Summer Isles
State 5
Copperplate engraving
Estimate: $60,000 - 70,000
Guidance: Swann December 9, 2004. Lot 193. $41,400
Reference: Page 98, Plate 53 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America






Lot 159
John Foster
A Map of New England, 1677
1st English Edition; Woodcut
12 x 15 inches
Estimate: $70,000 - 80,000
Reference: Page 123, Plate 68 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America






Lot 160
Thomas Holme
A Mapp of ye Improved part of Pensilvania in America, Divided into Countryes Townships and Lotts, 1687
Engraving with original hand color
15 1/2 x 21 inches
Estimate: $60,000 - 70,000
Reference: Page 123, Plate 70 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America




Lot 163
Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726)
Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi
1st edition, 1718
Copper-plate engraving with original hand color: 201/2" x 271/4"
Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000
Reference: Page 146, Plate 84 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America

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