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William Faden, rare Revolutionary War Map of NY
John Bornet, Birdseye NYC lithographB.F. Smith, Philadelphia harbor color lithograph
Boonton, NJ, United States
DoneJun 27, 2017 2:00 PM UTC

ABC: Historical Prints & Maps

Millea Bros. June 27th ABC auction is one for and from the history books. Featuring a single owner corporate collection of 16th-18th c. rare engravings, lithographs, and maps, all lots start at just $10 with no reserves. This sale includes fine large folio examples from Currier & Ives, Thomas Dutton, Audobon, and other pioneers of 19th c. lithography with sections devoted to American Derby, America’s Cup and regatta, birdseye views of NYC, Brooklyn, small town America, and 17th-18th c. maps of North America. Standout lots include a rare William Faden Revolutionary War map from 1776 (lot 401), a John Bornet birdseye view of NYC (lot 29), Benjamin Smith’s 1850 large-scale rendering of Philadelphia harbor (lot 348), and a series of Currier & Ives prints devoted to yachts, steamboats and tall ships. Many lots are archivally matted and framed, retaining labels from some of the nations most respected galleries specializing in historical prints. 4th of July is right around the corner and this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and own a beautiful piece of American history.