The upcoming auction offered by Morton Subastas will present a selection of books, maps, and paintings from various explorers and travelers. The available items represent the work of many acclaimed writers, thinkers, cartographers, and artists, including Charles Darwin, Conrad Wise Chapman, José Antonio Decaen, and others.
“The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us, and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic,” Charles Darwin has been quoted. His scientific and conceptual work laid the foundations of the theory of evolution, and his contributions continue to be relevant today. A first edition copy of Darwin’s Origin of Species/ Letter Addressed to Dr. Ogle is a highlight of this auction. Interested bidders can also find Landscape of the Valley of Mexico by Conrad Wise Chapman in the sale. This oil painting depicts everyday life in Mexico and takes a broad view of the landscape at sunrise. An 1863 map mounted on linen, known as General Map of the Mexican Republic by José Antonio Decaen, is also available. For more information, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (33), Paintings (1), Posters, Prints & Multiples (32), Collectibles (237), Books, Manuscripts & Archives (202), Maps & Atlases (35)
# of Lots:270
Price Range:$31 - $231,362
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species. First edition / Letter addressed to Dr. Ogle and About Signed by Charles Darwin. Pieces: 3.|| Estimate: |
|Chapman, Conrad Wise. Landscape of the Valley of Mexico. Oil on panel, 15 x 33 cm. Signed and dated:|| Estimate: |
|They decay, José Antonio. General Letter of the Mexican Republic. Mexico, 1863. Map mounted on linen, folded, 79 x 117 cm.|| Estimate: |
|Beulloch, M. Le Mexique in 1823, ou Relation d'un Voyage dans la Nouvelle Espagne ... Paris, 1824. Volume I-II and Atlas. Pcs: 3.|| Estimate: |
|Hondio, Henrico. America Noviter Delineata. Amsterdam, 1631. Colored engraved map, 37.5 x 50 cm.|| Estimate: |