Peter Apian, Tipus Orbis Universalis…, wood-engraved folding map, Vienna, 1520. Sold for $52,800.
Currier & Ives, Prairie Fires of the Great West, small format hand-colored lithographed print, 1871. Sold for $33,600.
Yesterday's Maps & Atlases, Travel Books, Natural History, Historical Prints, & Ephemera auction included a wide variety of historical and decorative items. The day's top lot was an engraved folding map from 1778 by John Churchman, To the American Philosophical Society this Map of the Peninsula between Delaware & Chesopeak Bays. It sold for $57,600. Peter Apian's wood-engraved folding world map, Tipus Orbis Universalis..., Vienna, 1520, brought $52,800. And proving, in the words of specialist Gary Garland, that Currier & Ives are not dead, their small format hand-colored lithographed print, Prairie Fires of the Great West, 1871, sold for $33,600.
John Churchman, To the American Philosophical Society…, engraved folding map, Baltimore, 1778. Sold for $57,600.