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Category: Maps & Atlases

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    Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Plate Books

    John James Audubon, one of the most celebrated American natural history artists, devoted his life to identifying and drawing the birds of North America. In the late 19th century, Audubon set out to travel through America's wilderness, capturing every notable species. Once bankrupt, Audubon's ambition and artistic talent culminated in…

    (AFRICA.) Stanford, Edward. Stanford's Library
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    Maps & Atlases at Swann July 9

    Audubon ‘Great Blue Heron’ Leads Sale John James Audubon, Great Blue Heron, Plate CCXI, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1834. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000. New York—Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books comet to auction at Swann Galleries on Thursday, July 9. American…

    Maps & Atlases at Swann July 9-2
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    Holabird's massive, seven-day Summer 2020 Americana Extravaganza Auction will be held June 25th-28th and July 10th-12th

    The sale is spread over two separate weekends, two weeks apart, live and online. It features important collections of Americana – more than 4,800 lots in all. 1876 photo of the Wild West town of Deadwood (S.D.), framed under glass (est. $800-$1,200). A Summer 2020 Extravaganza Auction so massive it…

    Holabird's massive, seven-day Summer 2020 Americana Extravaganza Auction will be held June 25th-28th and July 10th-12th-FI
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    Maps, Books & Illustrations

    The upcoming Turner Auctions + Appraisals sale of maps, books, and illustrations was sourced primarily from two California collectors. It will feature 214 printed works from the 16th century and beyond. Single-edition books in the sale include The First Collected Edition of the Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. The book…

    Maps, Books & Illustrations
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    Maps,‌ ‌Books‌ ‌&‌ ‌Illustrations‌ ‌Go‌ ‌Up‌ ‌For‌ ‌Bid‌ ‌at‌ ‌Turner‌ ‌Auctions‌ ‌+‌ ‌Appraisals‌ ‌on‌ ‌Saturday,‌ ‌June‌ ‌13‌

    Online‌ ‌Auction‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌Over‌ ‌210‌ ‌Lots‌ ‌from‌ ‌16th-20th‌ ‌Centuries‌  Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Maps, Books & Illustrations on Saturday, June 13, 2020, featuring over 210 printed works from the 16th-20th centuries.  Sourced primarily from two California collectors, the auction offers maps from the 16th-19th centuries, mostly…

    MAPS,‌ ‌BOOKS‌ ‌&‌ ‌ILLUSTRATIONS‌ ‌GO‌ ‌UP‌ ‌FOR‌ ‌BID‌ ‌AT‌ ‌ ‌ TURNER‌ ‌AUCTIONS‌ ‌+‌ ‌APPRAISALS‌ ‌ON‌ ‌SATURDAY,‌ ‌JUNE‌ ‌13‌-FI
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    Neue Auctions' sale will feature books, library furnishings and Natural History and orthinological prints

    Original painting by Edward Sheriff Curtis, American 1868-1952, titled The Vanishing Race-Navajo, 1904, orotone, artist signed lower right. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. BEACHWOOD, OH.-Neue Auctions’ online-only auction of collections and ephemera on Saturday, April 25th, will be packed with 340 lots of books, library furnishings, Natural History and orthinological (bird-related) prints, works on…

    Neue Auctions' sale will feature books, library furnishings and Natural History and orthinological prints
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    Potter & Potter Auctions' April 18th, 2020 Sale to Feature Nearly 700 Lots of Signed and First Edition Books, Archives, Art, Ephemera, and Other Important Antiques.

    This early spring sale includes a fine collection of books, articles, and materials on or by Ian Fleming, the English writer best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Chicago, Il, March 31, 2020 - Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming Fine Books and…

    Potter & Potter Auctions' April 18th, 2020 Sale to Feature Nearly 700 Lots of Signed and First Edition Books, Archives, Art, Ephemera, and Other Important Antiques.
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    Premier Auction

    Presented in the upcoming Premier Auction, offered by Brunk Auctions, is an American Chippendale desk and bookcase from the 18th century. The exterior functions as a bookcase, while the interior opens to five drawers and candle slides with scalloped and carved doors. Also included in this auction are several works…

    Premier Auction
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    Country and Estate Auction Day 1

    Painter Hugh Bolton Jones was known for his landscapes of New England. Initially a Hudson River School painter, it was the influence of Alexander Harrison that led Jones to adopt a Tonalist style. The upcoming auction, presented by Duane Merrill & Company, features one of the artist’s oil landscape paintings.…

    Spice Box & Swing Handle Ferkin
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    Early Spring Mid 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts

    A key lot of the upcoming Furniture and Decorative Arts auction, presented by Ambianic Mid-Century Collectibles, is a rosewood desk designed by Frank Kyle. Originally from Minneapolis, Kyle opened a furniture gallery in Mexico City during the 1950s. There, he collaborated with the foundry of Pepe Mendoza to create the…

    Modernist Bronze Sculpture Sumerian God with Snake and Cup
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    Important Fine Art & Antique Auction, Including European, American, Asian, And Latin

    Horologist Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin was looking for clockmaking books when he happened to receive two volumes on magic. When Robert-Houdin began to develop various magic tricks, his horology experiments with glass helped create clocks with hidden mechanisms. These clocks developed by Robert-Houdin inspired Cartier’s “mystery clocks,” created by Maurice Coüet in…

    A CARTIER CITRINE, ONYX, CHRYSOPRASE, SILVER AND DIAMOND 'MYSTERY CLOCK', CASE NO. 201207, CIRCA 1970S
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    March Decorative Arts & Antiques Auction

    When the United States raised the cost of European silver imports during the 1840s, John Gorham, of Gorham Silver, saw an opportunity for domestic growth. Less than 20 years later, he was accepting commissions from Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady of the United States. A Gorham sterling silver flatware…

    Great Pair of Japanese Glazed Ceramic Foo Dogs
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    Emporium Auctions

    From French sculptor Eugène Delaplanche, who created works such as Eve After the Fall (1869) and Maternal Instruction (1875), comes a patinated bronze sculpture titled La Violoniste. The detailed piece shows a musician playing her instrument. Signed by the artist, the item is featured in the upcoming Emporium Auctions sale, presented…

    Large Lidded Decorative Majolica Water Cooler
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    A large, cold-painted bronze Franz Bergman boudoir lamp is featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide auction in Dania Beach, Florida. This 19th-century Austrian electric lamp is shaped like a mosque with colored glass windows, a blue curtain in the doorway, and a red canopy attached to the…

    Pair Gilded Bronze and Rock Crystal Sconces
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    Living Contemporary

    The upcoming Living Contemporary auction, offered by Rago, features a collection of mid-century furniture, folk art, fine art, industrial ephemera, and vintage advertising signs. Among the highlights of the sale are works by German-American graphic artist and designer Tommi Parzinger. The 20th-century designer was considered a key creator of the Hollywood…

    Diederick Kraaijeveld, Skull-Vanitas
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    Auction of Books and Documents Pertaining to the Wars of Intervention in Mexico

    The upcoming Auction of Books and Documents Pertaining to the Wars of Intervention in Mexico will be offered by Morton Subastas. One example of the books on offer is The War Between the United States and Mexico: Illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principal Conflicts, by Carl Nebel. Though…

    Raousset-Boulbon, Gaston Raoulx - Lachapelle, Alfred de. L'Expédition de la Sonore. Paris, 1859. Sheet and folded map
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    Civil War, Shaving Mugs, Advertising, Clocks, Coin-Op, Etc

    This February, Weiss Auctions will offer items ranging from toys to antique guns in the upcoming Civil War, Shaving Mugs, Advertising, Clocks, and Coin-Op auction. One of the highlighted lots represents the French Louis XVI style of clocks from 1880. With a cupid pointing its arrow at the hour and…

    Occupational Shaving Mug,
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    Winter Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

    Marc Chagall was best known for his use of color and dream-like imagery, which anticipated Surrealism. His works drew heavily on early 20th-century avant-garde movements such as Fauvism and Cubism. A gouache-on-paper piece by Chagall is among the highlighted lots in the upcoming Winter Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, presented…

    Nova 18k 2.38 CTW Diamond Bypass Ring
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    February 15th Exceptional Estates Auction

    Peter Max is known for his brightly colored Pop Art paintings, which are often described as psychedelic. Blackwell Auctions showcases paintings by Peter Max in the upcoming Exceptional Estates Auction. Highlighted among them is an acrylic painting titled Umbrella Man in Blue III from his Umbrella Man series. The auction…

    KOMAI Kyoto 19C Meiji Censer Inlaid Iron