18 Press Releases

Tag: Maps

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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps featuring the Mary K. Young Collection

    The Rare Books, Autographs, & Maps Auction, offered by Doyle, will feature various Americana documents, including a letter from President George Washington written in the final days of his administration. In the letter, he details some preparations for his return to Mount Vernon. Also of interest in the sale is…

    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
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    April Auction of Collections & Ephemera

    Originally from Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis eventually settled in Seattle. Around 1895, Curtis began to photograph Native Americans in the Northwest. The trips fueled his interest in Native culture and Curtis began documenting as many North American tribes as he could. One photograph from a trip to a Navajo settlement near…

    Edward Sheriff Curtis (American 1868-1952)
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Though best known as one of America’s greatest inventors, it should also be noted that Thomas Alva Edison was also one of America’s savviest businessmen. Both of Edison’s professions are on display in the upcoming Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction, offered by Freeman’s. There are many Edison-related items in the…

    Children's & Illustrated] [Sendak, Maurice], Group of Six Titles Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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    Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries

    A set of original bomb plugs from “Little Boy,” the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II, is currently up for auction in the Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries sale, an online auction hosted by Bonhams. “Little Boy” became the first nuclear weapon to be used in…

    Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries
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    Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

    The Rare Books, Autographs and Maps auction offered by Doyle will present items from the estates of Sylvia Miles and Florence and David Edelstein. Pieces from the Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection will also be available. Leading this auction is a bronze replica of the Winston Churchill monument…

    [CHICAGO FIRE] the Burning of Chicago
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    Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana

    The Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana auction, offered by Hindman, is a collection of maps, fine press books, and Americana items. Highlights include a complete private collection of decorative and artistic books, many of which were produced by American printers on the West Coast. Among the books for sale,…

    The Architectural Work of Graham Anderson Probst & White, Chicago and Their Predecessors D. H. B/Auctiondaily
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    Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection

    In the upcoming Historical Manuscripts sale presented by Heritage Auctions, Bret J. Formichi’s American ephemera collection is on display. This significant body of literature, letters, cartes de visite calling cards, and Civil War memorabilia is quite extensive. One standout lot is a set of two miniature portraits of Frances Clalin…

    Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection
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    Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection

    In the upcoming Historical Manuscripts sale presented by Heritage Auctions, Bret J. Formichi’s American ephemera collection is on display. This significant body of literature, letters, cartes de visite calling cards, and Civil War memorabilia is quite extensive. One standout lot is a set of two miniature portraits of Frances Clalin…

    Christopher "Kit" Carson Carte de Visite Signed/Auctiondaily
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    American History

    From stereoscopic images of Yellowstone National Park to rare war letters from the Nez Perce, the American History: Timed auction presented by Cowan’s Auctions has something for every collector and history lover. Featured in the auction are 85 stereoviews of Yellowstone National Park. This includes pictures of Old Faithful Geyser,…

    American History Cowan's Auctions
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    Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper

    Artistic prints carry a special role in the broader course of history, sparking an active dialogue between the past and the present. This discussion is not one in words, however, but rather in the everyday images that transcend the page. In the upcoming Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs…

    Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
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    Books, Maps & Manuscripts

    Freeman’s Auction presents Books, Maps & Manuscripts.  This auction offers reading material and visuals for history enthusiasts and book lovers alike. Featured in the auction are four sheets of paper joined together to form a 1775 map of the sixth state of the United States, Virginia. Included in this map…

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    Fine Art & Antiques Session II

     Simpsons Galleries presents a well-selected assemblage of art, decorative arts, 20th - century design, jewelry, and collectibles in their upcoming  The second day of the auction will host antique textiles, art, furniture, and important maps, providing a rare opportunity for all the collectors to acquire the first revised version of…

    Simpsons Galleries
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    Subasta Libros y Documentos de Exploradores y Viajeros, Mapas, Vistas, Ciencia y Religión

    The Subasta Libros y Documentos de Exploradores y Viajeros, Mapas, Vistas, Ciencia y Religión is offered by Morton Subastas. A collection of fine antique books and documents, this auction has a number of exceptional items such as the handwritten Primera Parte de los Problemas y Secretos maravillosos de las Indias…

    Morton Subastas
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    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction

    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction, offered by Leland Little, is anchored by some tobacco advertisements from a variety of producers. One lot garnering a lot of early interest consists of two lithographs advertising Bull Durham brand tobacco. The largest, perhaps more desirable of the two, is from a…

    Duke Tobacco Poster Double Sided Folding Screen/AuctionDaily
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    August Gallery Auction

    The August Gallery Auction, offered by Leland Little, is primarily a collection of home and office décor. Among the fine antique pieces are three music boxes, one of which is a Regina Coin-Operated table top unit. Regina was an American producer who made these musical instruments. They were usually built…

    A Qing Dynasty Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle
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    Online Only Books, Ephemera & Historical Prints

    The printed word is one of the pivotal tools of humanity, an invention that has never ceased to describe, catalog, entertain, and record. To analyze history is to analyze the literature and ephemera that was left behind. Pook & Pook, Inc. makes its first foray into the realm of printed…

    Pook & Pook, Inc.
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    Rare Book Auction

    The Rare Book Auction offered by Antiquarian Auctions has over 300 lots of collectible books and maps. One of the most modern, nonetheless, notable lots is a first edition copy of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. Published by Viking Press in 1957, On The Road was the defining text of…

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    One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11

    This is a Christie’s auction celebrating the 50 years of space exploration after Apollo 11 landed the first two astronauts on the moon. The auction includes a wide variety of memorabilia from NASA, much of it signed by the astronauts. The collection includes books, photos, maps, and figurine collectibles. Many…