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Colonial Williamsburg to exhibit maps used as early American propaganda tools
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Ever since the first attempts by the English to colonize America, artists and mapmakers used maps as a savvy marketing tactic to portray the New World as both abundant and rich in land and resources, often portraying America as a latter-day Garden of Eden. A new exhibition, “Promoting America: Maps of the […]
Fine art, autos turn heads at Alderfer Auction Aug. 12-13
HATFIELD, Pa. – On Aug. 12 and 13, Alderfer Auction will conduct its Two-Day Online Collector’s Auction of curated selections of museum exhibited fine art, jewelry and silver, automobiles, couture, furnishings and rugs from the collections of Edward W. Driscoll, Dr. James T. Demopolous, Thomas Bateman and Wesley Emmons among many others. Wednesday, 12, features […]
Maps, Audubon chart course of Swann auction July 9
NEW YORK – Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books come to auction at Swann Galleries on Thursday, July 9. American cartography and atlases that span the globe and the centuries, as well as noteworthy treasures by John James Audubon feature in the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Antique maps: accurate to a point
NEW YORK – Maps are an interesting marriage of science and art. Meant to be accurate to guide ships or travelers to their destinations with a level of detail and artistry approaching that of illuminated manuscripts, they nonetheless can be charming with whimsical decorative elements.