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Old World Auctions' online Auction #194, ending Sept. 13, features rare maps, atlases, charts, more
The auction's 758 lots include rare antique and vintage maps, charts, atlases, decorative prints, illuminated manuscripts and historical documents from the late 15th century to mid-20th century. Online bidding is on www.oldworldauctions.com.
By: Old World Auctions
The auction is packed with 758 lots, primarily rare antique and vintage maps, charts, atlases, decorative prints, illuminated manuscripts and historical documents that date from the late 15th century to the mid-20th century. The sale is online-only, with no live gallery bidding. The catalog is up for viewing online now, at https://www.oldworldauctions.com/
Ludwig von Bucholtz was hired to update of Herman Boye's 1827 four-sheet map of the state of Virginia and incorporate the growth in the western part of the state. The map was prized for its accuracy and detail, and was used by military leaders of both sides during the Civil War. Only 650 copies of A Map of the State of Virginia were printed, and surviving copies of the map are exceedingly rare. Bucholtz's map is lot 305 and is estimated to bring $14,000-$17,000.
Bernard Sylvanus's Sexta Europae Tabula is one of the earliest maps of Italy obtainable by today's collectors. Published in 1511, the map appeared in Sylvanus's edition of Ptolemy's Geograhia, which was the first atlas to use two-color woodblock printing. Sylvanus's map is lot 550 and carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$5,000.
Il Mondo Ammalato is a broadside that illuminates the Ottoman Empire's struggles after the Russo-Turkish War. This satirical piece appeared in an 1879 issue of La Rana, a humorous political weekly journal published in Bologne. The broadside centers on a large globe that is depicted as the head of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, whose five senses are being disturbed by riots, rising taxes, the plague, and the loss of alliances. It's lot 48 and should realize $750-$1,000.
Old World Auctions offers full condition reports on everything in its auctions, and they offer a 100 percent money-back guarantee on the authenticity and condition of everything they sell. To learn more, visit www.OldWorldAuctions.com.