Antique maps: accurate to a point

John Smith’s 1600s colored engraving map of New England realized $55,000 at Butterscotch Auctions in November 2014. Photo courtesy of Butterscotch Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

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.

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Street art masters featured in online auction Aug. 8

The Producer BDB x Flore, ‘Kate Boss,’ acrylic and resin on wood panel, 36in x 24 in. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Contemporary art lovers can tag their walls with a collection of street art offered in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Wednesday, Aug. 8. With their roots running deep into street art are such widely known names as LA II, Cope2, Pure Evil, and the team of The Producer BDB x Flore, and they’re all represented in this sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wyeth, Faberge featured in Thomaston Place auction Aug. 25-26

‘Fog,’ oil on linen painting by Jamie Wyeth. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries image

THOMASTON, Maine – Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Bold, Beautiful, Rare & Wondrous Auction on Aug. 25-26, will feature collections of important, recently discovered art, antiquities and Americana. The exceptional inventory for this sale was sourced from homes from across the country, featuring pieces from the Estate of Arthur and Ruth Sokoloff, notable Coral Gables, Florida, collectors. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Drones help create detailed maps of ruins in tribal park

Eagle’s Nest pueblo in Ute Mountain Tribal Park is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Image by McGhiever. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is turning to high-tech aerial photogrammetry to document and preserve the history of its tribal park, which is more than twice the size of the neighboring Mesa Verde National Park and rivals its archaeological treasures.

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