travel and exploration
PBA Galleries saw strong prices realized in their August 10th sale of Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. A number of lots sold for well over the presale high estimate and many lots saw spirited bidding, including an autograph letter by the first African-American Harvard graduate, early 20th century photographs of Hangzhou, China, and Captain F. Brinkley’s ten volume set of Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese; Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars.
The August 12, 2017 sale at National Book Auctions (NBA) featured a broad range of rare and collectible books and ephemera.
AntiquarianAuctions.com is celebrating its 50th auction after 6 years of running successful online rare book auctions, growing its database and traffic exponentially with buyers and sellers worldwide.
Even though being based in Cape Town, South Africa, the site has seen a significant increase in international buyers and collectors in the last few years.
The book trade has changed and taken to the internet as a source for quality antiquarian material.
Private Collection of Over 500 Travel & Discovery Atlases and Narratives Coming up at Christie’s
New York - Christie’s is pleased to announce the sale of rare books and manuscripts Ex Libris Jean R.
The extremely rare and the highly important held sway at PBA Galleries’ auction of Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I - Exploration & Early Approaches, held on October 29, 2015. The select, 202-lot offering concentrated on the exploration and mapping of the Americas, with particular attention paid to the west and northwest coasts of North America, extending north to Alaska and the Bering Strait.
A unique edition of François Levaillant’s Histoire Naturelle des oiseaux d’Afrique, with eighteen original watercolour illustrations for the dedicatee, Jacob Temminck, is to be auctioned at Bonhams Travel & Exploration sale in Knightsbridge, London, on 3 December, 2014. The work, in six volumes, is estimated at £80,000 - 100,000.
Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, written and illustrated by two of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s men, is among the chilly highlights at Bonhams Travel & Exploration sale on Wednesday 4 December in London’s Knightsbridge. Number 14 of the 280 copies of the deluxe edition, the book is estimated at £8,000-12,000.
(Chicago) Just in time for the long-anticipated re-release of Mark Twain’s edited autobiography, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to announce the sale of a fine collection of literary manuscripts by esteemed American authors, including Twain (Samuel L. Clemmens) and Ernest Hemingway, which will undoubtedly arouse interest from collectors and enthusiasts alike.