Christie's - London

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Fine Atlases and Travel Books
Sale #17699

The auction of one of the world’s greatest libraries of seafaring books and atlases consists of 203 lots, and includes some of the rarest and most important maritime atlases ever published. All the great seafaring nations are represented in the collection, and its geographical reach is truly global, with atlases and sea-charts covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as polar exploration in the Arctic. There are beautiful 17th century atlases from the Dutch Golden Age of Cartography, important and decorative single-sheet maps, as well rare narratives of the great voyages of exploration and discovery. 

VIEWINGS:
May 30th 9am - 4:30pm
May 31st 9am - 4:30pm
Jun 1st 12pm - 5pm
Jun 2nd 12pm - 5pm
Jun 3rd 9am - 8pm
Jun 4th 9am - 4:30pm

A selection of books will be on view at Christie’s - Paris on April 12th - 15th, with viewing of the entire collection starting on Thursday, May 30th in Christie’s King Street galleries in London.

Christie's - London
8 King Street
St. James 's

London, England, UK

51.506573, -0.13736800000004