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The Miami International Map Fair

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A Destination Map Fair

In February, the Miami International Map Fair turns 25! It is the longest running map fair in the world. We invite you to celebrate this anniversary with us.  Immerse yourself in a world of exquisite antique maps, rare antiquarian books, and colorful atlases! Discover antiquities and more modern treasures presented by the finest map dealers around the globe.

 

So say the folks organizing this year’s Miami event and I fully agree.  Over what is expected to be a balmy weekend in Miami the first weekend of February, the 3rd and 4th, a very robust crowd of map lovers and cognoscenti will converge on 101 West Flagler Street for two days of repartee, browsing, listening, and transactions as beautiful maps are displayed, coveted, explained and purchased.  This is an event that many look forward to as an excuse, if any is needed, to be in Miami when winter is digging in its claws into New England and the Midwest.  The only difficult step to take is going home, although for dealers, many will quickly pack up and head to Pasadena, California, to their convention center, for the ABAA’s Fair.  The winter season is under way.

 

Here are the exhibitors after which are listed the show’s events.

 

 Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books  – Canada

Altea Gallery, London – United Kingdom

Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK – Germany

Antique Maps and Atlases, LLC – United States

Antique Maps & Prints – Western Australia

Antique Sommer KG – Germany

Arader Galleries – United States

Ashman Antique Nautical Paper – United States

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc. – United States

BICKERSTAFF’S Books, Maps &c. – United States

Boston Rare Maps – United States

Clive A. Burden, Ltd. – United Kingdom

Daniel Crouch Rare Books – United Kingdom

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps – United States

HJB Maps (Harlan J. Berk) – United States

High Ridge Books, Inc. – United States

Jo Ann & Richard Casten, Ltd. – United States

Jonathan Potter, Ltd. – United Kingdom

Martayan Lan Fine Antique Maps -United States

McDonough Fine Art – United States

Neatline Antique Maps – United States

New World Maps, Inc. – United States

Old World Auctions – United States

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction Gallery – United States

SANDERUS – Belgium

The Map Chest – United States

The Map House of London – United Kingdom

The Old Map Gallery, Inc. – United States

The Old Print Shop – United States

The Philadelphia Print Shop West – United States

Thomas Suarez Rare Maps – United Kingdom

Vetus Carta – Canada

 

 

Map Fair schedule:

Friday, February 2 (Full Access Weekend Registrants/Dealers Only)

5:30 pm – VIP Private Cocktail Reception and preview of Antillean Visions: Maps & the Making of the Caribbeanat Lowe Art Museum.

This year, HistoryMiami Museum will not hold a VIP Preview on Friday at the Map Fair.

Saturday, February 3

9 am -10 am – Map Fair VIP Preview (Full Access Weekend Registrants Only)

10 am – 5 pm – Map Fair open to public

  • Map Fair: Dealer Marketplace
  • Free expert opinion (Limited to one map per visitor)
  • 11 am – Speaker: Chet Van Duzer – Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
  • 3 pm – Speaker: Neal Asbury – Why I Collect Maps and What I Have Learned
  • 5 pm – Map Fair closes
  • 5 pm to 7 pm – VIP cocktail reception (Full Access Weekend Registrants Only)

Sunday, February 4

10 am – 4 pm – Map Fair open to public

  • Map Fair: Dealer Marketplace
  • Free expert opinion (Limited to one map per visitor)
  • 2 pm – Speaker: Neil Safier – From the Andes to the Amazon: A Librarian’s Life in Maps
  • 4 pm – Map Fair closes

 

Full Access Weekend Registration

Museum Members: $75

Non-Members: $85

Includes Friday and Saturday VIP cocktail receptions, Saturday 9 am VIP Preview, lunch, weekend admission for Dealer Marketplace, expert opinions and expert presentations.

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400

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