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Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plates Books At Swann

Swann Galleries’ sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books will take place Thursday, June 13. From Havana to hallucinogenic mushrooms and Mercator to menswear, this auction is set to include a wide range of historically important and interesting material for collectors across many different categories. 
            
The sale is led by Isaak de Graaf’s Manuscript chart of Java, the Java Sea, Bali, and parts of Borneo, Sumatra, and Sulawesi, circa 1743—a manuscript map showing the closely held trading routes and ports in the Dutch East India Company colonies that now form Indonesia. The map is expected to fetch $110,000 to $120,000.

A fine contingent of New York City maps, battle plans, and bird’s-eye views feature in the sale. Notably, Bernard Ratzer’s 1769 large engraved map of lower Manhattan (est. $25,000-35,000), and Jacob Barnitz Bacon’s Pier Map of the City of New York, Surveyed and Drawn for the New York Corn Exchange, 1857 (est. $25,000-35,000). Currier & Ives prints include The Port of New York, Bird’s Eye View From The Battery, Looking South, 1872 (est. $5,000-7,000), and Grand Birds Eye View of The Great East River Suspension Bridge. Connecting the Cities of New York & Brooklyn Showing Also the Splendid Panorama of the Bay and the Port of New York, 1885 (est. $5,000-7,000).

Decorative maps of all corners of the globe, including the famed Leo Belgicus, 1630 (est. $10,000-15,000), maps of colonial North America with Herman Moll’s Codfish Map, circa 1720 (est. $2,000-3,000), a map of Turkey from 1486 by Claudius Ptolemaeus (est. $2,500-3,500), eighteenth-century plans of Cartagena (est. $1,500-2,500), and a startling archive of Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. White Heron. Plate CCCLXXXVI. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon's Birds of America on wove paper watermarked: "J Whatman/Turkey Mill/1838." 25¼x38 inches sheet size with original binding marks; short tear at upper margin expertly closed but overall excellent condition. London: Robert Havell, 183716 consecutive issues of a rare pre-fire Chicago land development periodical, The Land Owner. A Journal of Real Estate, 1869-71 (est. $2,500-3,500).  

In the natural history section, the sale features the beauty of several aquatints by John James Audubon, including White Heron. Plate CCCLXXXVI, 1837 (est. $25,000-35,000), as well as a set of the first octavo edition of his Birds of America, 1840-44 (est. $30,000-50,000). Also of note is Jacob P. Giraud’s Description of Sixteen New Species of American Birds with hand-colored lithographs by Nathaniel Currier—a book published in 1841 and whose legendary rarity was already described by nineteenth-century bibliographers (est. $7,000-10,000). Rounding out the section is a complete folio of Robert Thornton’s spectacular Temple of Flora, 1799-1807 (est. $50,000-70,000), and truly uncommon plates from Bishop John Henry Hopkins’ Vermont Drawing Book of Flowers, 1846-47 ($3,000-4,000).

Exhibition hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, and Monday, June 10, through Wednesday, June 12. Bidding is available through online platforms, absentee, the phone, and live in-person. Live online bidding platforms will be the Swann Galleries App, Invaluable, and Live Auctioneers. The complete catalogue and bidding information will be available at www.swanngalleries.com and the Swann Galleries App a month prior to the sale. The auction date is Thursday, June 13. For more information contact the specialist, Caleb Kiffer, at (212) 254-4710, ext. 17 or caleb@swanngalleries.com.