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Articles - September - 2010 Issue

Neal Auction Company: Taking Katrina by Storm

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Lot 171. Children's Warbler. 39 x 26" estimated $1,500 - $2,500;

Lot 172. Chuck Wills Widow. 26 x 38" estimated $5,000 - $7,000;

And more than fifty others.

And then there are maps.

Lot 199. Le Rouge, George Louis (French, 1707-1790), Carte de la Floride Occidentale et Louisiane, c. 1777, engraved copper plate map, after Jefferys, from Atlas Ameriquain Septentrionale, sheet 21 1/4 in. x 30 in. $2,000 - $3,000;

Lot 200. Joseph F. Wallet Des Barres (English, 1722-1824), Gulph of Mexico, c. 1780, hand-tinted copper engraved map, from The Atlantic Neptune, showing the coast from the Apelousa River eastward to Pensacola, sheet 33 1/4 in. x 46 in., attractively float mounted and framed. $35,000 - $45,000

Lot 201. Joseph F. Wallet Des Barres (English, 1722-1824), The North East Shore of the Gulph of Mexico, c. 1780, monumental hand-tinted copper engraved map, from The Atlantic Neptune, showing the area from Mobile Bay, AL eastward to Apalachicola, FL., sheet 30 in., x 84 in., attractively float mounted and framed. $30,000 - $50,000

And books ...

Lot 202. Sebastian Muenster (1489-1552), La Cosmographie Universelle, contenant la situation de toutes les parties du monde, avec leurs proprietez & appurtenances, 1565, Antwerp, Henrich Petri, folio, 12 in. x 8 in., first French edition, contemporary sheep, letterpress title-page with large woodcut vignette, woodcut portrait of the author, 14 double-page maps, 38 double-page views, three folding panoramas, illustrated throughout with fine woodcuts depicting peoples, places, historic events, customs and exotic animals, one or two full-page, including separate sections on Africa, Asia and "Des Nouvelles Isles, comment, quand & par qui elle en trouvees" and description of America including accounts of the voyages and explorations of Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan. $20,000 - $30,000 Reference: Sabin, 51397.

203. François Levaillant (1753-1824), Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers, suivie de celle des toucans et des barbus, Paris, Chez Denne & Perlet, [1801]-1806, first edition, 2 volumes, folio, full calf, gilt decoration, with 114 hand-colored engraved plates after Jacques Barraband by Bouquet, Gremilliet, and Peree, printed in colours by Langlois and Rousset. $50,000 - 70,000

204. Mark Catesby (1683-1749), The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants..., 1771, published by Benjamin White, London, third edition, two volumes, folio, 21 1/2 in. x 15 in., full modern calf with gilt, modern red cloth cases, text in French and English, with 220 hand-colored engraved plates after Catesby. $200,000 - $300,000

205. Robert Furber / Publisher, “Twelve Months of Flowers”, 1730, Kensington, twelve hand-colored engravings after Pieter Casteels (Antwerp, 1684-1749), engraved by Henry Fletcher, sight 16 1/4 in. x 12 1/8 in., attractively matted and framed. $30,000 - $50,000

There is more, much more. Regional auction houses have been holding their own against the international majors. This sale will provide an interesting comparison.

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  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.

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