Another notable lot is Robert Ker Porter’s Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia, &c…, 2 volumes in the first edition, dated 1821-22. It includes 90 plates of drawings by the author, and two important maps ($3,000-5,000).
A highlight in the Zamorano 80 section of the auction is Noticia de California by Miguel Venegas, 3 volumes of the 1757 first edition. This first history of California with the four important engraved maps, is bound in period full vellum ($5,000-8,000).
A manuscript listing of some 5,000 owners requesting identification papers for their slaves in Cuba is also being offered. Likely from the 1850s, there are approximately 250 pages of enslaved peoples of both African and Chinese origin ($3,000-5,000).
The Unique Map of California, 1885, is another featured lot. A captivating, illustrated map with 20 vignette views shows places of interest such as the Golden Gate, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley, and more. ($2,000-3,000).
In the Aeronautics & Lighter Than Air section, a first edition of the earliest account of the first aerial voyage in history is another notable offering. The Montgolfier brothers were the passengers in the first successful hot air balloon in November 1783. The two volumes include a combined 14 engraved plates ($2-3,000).
An important piece of history, a first edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, with a bound in autograph note signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe is also available. From 1852, the 2 finely bound volumes contain one of the most popular and influential books in United States history ($3-5,000).
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