Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneThu, Jan 25, 2018 7:00 PM GMT
Americana-Travel & Exploration-History-Maps
Five hundred lots of rare and significant items of historical, cultural, and visual interest, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera, with a particularly strong gathering of cartographic material, are on offer. Ranging from the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, with much on California history, to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and the bayous of the Old South, the Americana section offers original material capturing the dynamic growth and culture of the New World over the centuries. Next there are travels to the far reaches of the globe, the mysteries of the occident and orient unveiled. Finally, the charting of the world over five centuries is recorded, with maps of the East Indies, Asia, Europe, and the lands of the western hemisphere, with many scarce maps of the towns and cities of California.