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Friday, October 26, 2012

Key Lots from the December 5th Auction

 The first obtainable world map to show a printed depiction of America


Lot 139
Johannes Ruysch (c. 1460-1533)
"Universalior cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus confecta observationi"
("A Universal Map of the Known World, Constructed by Means of Recent Observations") from Geographia Cl. Ptholemaei
Engraving: 17” x 23”; Rome, 1507 (1508)
Estimate: $175,000 - $200,000
Reference: Page 27, Plate 6 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America


 Lot 140

Martin Waldseemuller
Tabula Terre Nove
Woodcut map with original hand color: 18” x 233/4”; Strassburg, 1513
Estimate: $125,000 - 175,000
Reference: Page 34, Plate 8 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America



Lot 141
Oronce Fine (1494-1555)
“Nova, Et Integra Universi Orbis Descriptio” from Novus Orbis Regionum...
Woodcut
Frame size: 23 3/8” x 28 1/2”; Paris, 1531 [1532]
Estimate: $50,000 - 60,000
Reference: Page 46, Plate 16A in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America



Lot 144
Bolognino Zaltieri
Il Disegno del discoperto della noua Franza, 1566
Engraving
10 1/2 x 16 inches
Estimate: $150,000 - 175,000
Full margins
Reference: Page 67, Plate 30 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America


Lot 149
Cornelis de Jode
Americae Pars Borealis, Florida, Baccalaos, Canada, Corterealis, 1593
Engraving; 15 x 20 inches
Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000
Reference: Page 78, Plate 39 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America
 


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