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DoneThu, Dec 09, 2004 9:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

Sale 2027 - Maps & Atlases

On Thursday, December 9th, Swann Galleries offers sale 2027, an unusual selection of Maps & Atlases at auction. Highlights include rare early atlases, a large selection of maps of Canada and North America, and beautiful European city views. There is a 1511 world atlas by Ptolemy, an early state of Herman Moll’s so-called “Beaver Map,” with its charming inset illustration of beavers working on a dam, and Petro Plancius’s 1594 double-page engraved double-hemispheric map noted both for its accuracy and its decorative border. ======================================================== The Thursday, December 16th auction of Rare & Important Art Nouveau Posters at Swann Galleries (sale 2028) offers an exceptional assortment of items by masters of the fin-de-siècle era poster, including Cheret, Mucha, Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec. Also featured in the sale are many advertisements for bicycles, runs of poster publications and other Art Nouveau ephemera.