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Dallas, TX, United States
DoneSat, Aug 27, 2005 6:00 PM GMT


RIDDELL RARE MAPS AND FINE PRINTS has the pleasure of offering for auction; THE BILL BENSON LIFETIME COLLECTION - FROM THE UNUSUAL TO THE RARE. Highlights of the Auction include: ATLAS OF THE GRAND CANYON, by Dutton dated 1882; including monumental views & maps and large THOMAS MORAN chromolithographs. A GENTLEMAN'S WALKING CANE; hiding a detailed map of the city of Boston. The crème de la crème of EARLY CITY VIEWS; London, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Venice, Rome and Milan by BRAUN & HOGENBERG , dated 1575. A SONG MAP; Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion, 1622. A true cartographic curiosity illustrating allegorical and symbolic water nymphs and hunters. 1573 PRESTER JOHN. The myth of Prester John, the good king defeating the enemies of Christianity. 4 JAPANESE FAN MAPS, one illustrating a double hemisphere map of the world. RARE. PLAYING CARD MAP; by Robert Morden, dated 1676. One from a pack of playing cards depicting the counties of England and Wales. TANNER'S, 1825 MAP OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, A very rare and collectible map of the Transmississippi West. A corner stone map of early Texas mapping. BRADFORD ATLAS, 1838, Inscribed, Given to JOHN JACOB ASTER; 1839. Large REPUBLIC OF TEXAS Map. A landmark American atlas in its largest format. 1846 HANGING WALL MAP; S. Augustus Mitchell, large inset at lower right shows Mitchell’s “A New Map of Texas, Oregon & California adjoining,” greatly enhancing the value of this fantastically large wall map. RARE WALL MAP OF THE CITY OF DALLAS , Mounted on linen with wooden rods, dated 1911, Great detail to the, not so “BigD”