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Friday, October 26, 2012

Key Lots from December 5th Auction



Lot 165
John Bonner (1643-1726) and William Price (ca. 1685-1771)
A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston in New England in America
Copperplate engraving
Sheet size: 19 3/16” x 24 5/8”; Boston: Francis Dewing, 1769
Estimate: $250,000 - 300,000
Guidance: Northeast Auctions February 23-25, 2007. Lot 421. $220,500
Reference: Page 148, Plate 86 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America





Lot 166
Henry Popple
A Map of the British Empire in America...
London: William Toms, 1733
First Edition; Ten maps: twenty sheets; Each measuring: 24 1/4” x 43 1/4”; Hung as a whole:
125 1/4” x 87 1/2”.
Estimate: $120,000 - 150,000
From the collection of Charles Frasier
Reference: Page 152, Plate 90 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America
Historic Maps, Rare Books, Natural History Engravings & Watercolors, Color Plate Books, American and European Paintings





Lot 167
Peter Jefferson and Joshua Fry
A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina
Engraving with original hand color: two sheets,
each app. 31” x 49”
London, 1751 (1775)
Estimate: $60,000 - 70,000
Reference: Page 158, Plate 92 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America




Lot 169
John Mitchell
"A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America."
Engraving; 53" x 77"
3rd edition, c. 1773
Estimate: $200,000 - 250,000
Reference: Page 164, Plate 96 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America





Lot 172
Christopher Colles (1739 - 1816)
A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America
New York: 1789
Quarto, original boards, paper label, as issued, with remnants of the original tie-strings. Engraved titlepage by C.
Tiebout and 83 engraved plates (34-39 missing, like all copies, as never published) by the same; copy of Colles’s
Prospectus and advertisement pasted to inside cover; enclosed in full solander case, spine gilt in 6 compartments
Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000
Reference: Page 205, Plate 130 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America




Lot 173
Alexander von Humboldt
Carte Generale du Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne depuis le Parallele de 16 jusqu’au Parallele de 38 (Latitude Nord)
Dressee Sur des Observations Astronomiques et sur l’ensemble des Materiaux qui existoient a Mexico, au commencement de l’annee
1804, 1811
Estimate: $40,000 - 50,000


 Lot 174
Abraham Bradley, Jr.
Map of the United States, Exhibiting the Post-Roads, the situations, connexions & distances of the Post-Offices...
Engraving with original hand color
Sheet size: 38 3/4" x 53"
Philadelphia, 1804
Literature: Schwartz and Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pl 136.
Estimate: $80,000 - 90,000
Reference: Page 222, Plate 136 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America



Lot 175
John Melish
Map of the United States with Contiguous British & Spanish Possessions
Copperplate engraving with original hand color
Engraved by J. Vallance and H.S. Tanner; 4th state
Philadelphia: John Melish, June 16, 1820
43 1/2” high x 56 1/2” long
Estimate: $60,000 - 70,000
Reference: Page 233, Plate 145 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America




Lot 177
John Disturnell (1801-1877)
Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Mejico...
31 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches
Line engraving with full original color
Folds into small case: 3 7/8” x 5 7/8”, with symbol of Mexican Republic and the English title, Map of the Republic of Mexico.
Published by J. Disturnell. New York
New York, 1846
Estimate: $90,000 - 110,000
Guidance: Neal Auction June 25, 2011. Lot 197. $107,550
Reference: Page 274, Plate 170 in Schwartz’s The Mapping of America





Lot 178
Hans Holbein and Sebastian Munster
Typus Cosmographicus Universalis
Woodcut
14 3/4 x 22 inches
Basle, 1537
Estimate: $25,000 - 30,000

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