travel and exploration

Spirited Bidding in Americana, Travel & Exploration, History & Cartography at PBA Galleries

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.

AntiquarianAuctions.com Auction #50 Highlights, April 14-21

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. 

Cartographic & Travel Rarities Astound at PBA Galleries

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.

Exceptional Book by Controversial Father of Wildlife Safari for Sale at Bonhams

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.