New York — An exceptional offering of cartography forms the cornerstone of the Thursday, June 6 sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books at Swann Galleries. Highlights include a historic early draft of a pioneering eighteenth-century map, as well as important works on botany and anthropology.
From a quiet auction week to one that's absolutely jam-packed!
First, we've got three sales on Tuesday, May 14:
Last week the Kislak Center at the University of Miami Libraries dedicated a new gallery and opened its inaugural exhibition, Open New Worlds: A Journey Through the Kislak Collection, featuring two hundred rare books, manuscripts, maps, globes, and artifacts related to exploration of the early Americas.
Greenwich, CT — Ephemera/39 (www.ephemerafair.com) sponsored by The Ephemera Society of America, will provide a rare close look at original historic documents that are at the core of much of today’s heated debates.
Philadelphia—Kicking off Freeman’s 2019 auction season is the January 31 sale of Books, Maps & Manuscripts.
The Winter Show, a fair dedicated to art, antiques, and design, returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on January 18 for its 65th annual run. And this year, Nantucket, the tiny island known as much for its whaling history as for its upscale beaches, is a focal point. One of the fair highlights, for example, is this lithograph from 1881 by Beck & Pauli depicting a bird's-eye view of Nantucket. It is being exhibited by the well known Philadelphia map and print dealer Graham Arader.
From January 7-18, Londoners will have the chance to see a selection of books and rarities not often in public view in an exhibition titled Voyages: a Journey in Books from Eton College Library. Hosted by Bonhams Knightsbridge and supported by Martin Randall Travel, an agency that specializes in cultural travel, the free display of eighty items focuses on far-flung locales and how people perceived the world beyond their doorsteps.