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17th-c. Japanese Maps, U.S. Post Route Maps Among Highlights at Swann Galleries fbcadmin Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:38
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New York—Swann Galleries’ June 3 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books featured a fine selection of 17th century Japanese maps, including the sale’s top lot, an unparalleled map of Kyoto as the imperial capital of Japan, mounted on a six-panel folding screen.

When in Boston... fbcadmin Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:35
There are at least two exhibits on view in Boston that bibliophiles should not miss if they have the opportunity to poke around town before, after, and between book fairs. One is at Harvard's Houghton Library: From Austen to Zola: Amy Lowell as a Collector. "Lowell was one of the few women competing in the male-dominated world of collecting," according to the exhibit's curators.