SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Maps, Books & Illustrations on Saturday, June 13, featuring over 210 printed works from the 16th-20th centuries. Sourced primarily from two California collectors, the auction offers maps from the 16th-19th centuries, mostly from Europe, plus one from Monterey, California. A wide range of individual books and multiple-volume sets on diverse subjects includes antique, vintage or first-edition works in English, French and other languages. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the sale’s authors are Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Jack London, James Jones (signed), Raymond Chandler, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Louis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Pierre Corneille, Voltaire, William Shakespeare and many others. The illustrations feature 19th-century engravings of birds, landscapes, vedute and more from John Gould, John Webber, Antoine Ignace Melling, William Hogarth and other artists.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale:
– Venetian map, late 17th/18th century, hand-colored engraving, 11 by 15½ inches, 17 by 21 inches (above). Estimate $200-$400.
– John Gould (1804-1881) lithograph (below) titled Harpyopsis Novae-Guineae, (Harpy Eagle), which was used for both the cover illustration of Peyton Skipworth’s book on Great Bird Illustrators and their art 1830-1930 and John Gould’s final work, Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. Estimate $1,000-$2,000.
– The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, During his Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries and France, From 1799 to 1815, Estimate $1,500-$1,900.
– Lot 154: Mr. William Shakespeare, Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, Published According to the True Original Copies. The First Collected Edition of the Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. A Reproduction in Exact Facsimile of The Famous First Folio, 1623, By the Newly Discovered Process of Photo-Lithography, Executed by Express Permission of Lord Ellesmere and the Trustees of the British Museum, from the Matchless Copies in Bridgewater House and in the National Library, at the Suggestion, and Under the Superintendence of H. Staunton,’ published by Day & Son Ltd., 1866. Estimate $1,000-$1,500.
– ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls,’ Ernest Hemingway, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1940, first edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket. Estimate $700-$900.
– Antoine-Ignace Melling (1763-1831), engraving, 1809-1819, depicts the Maglova aqueduct at the Belgrad Forest, 20¾ inches by 28¼ inches (paper size). Estimate $200-$400.
– Lot 17: François Nicolas Martinet (1725/31-1804), hand-colored engraving, Perruche a front jaune, de Cayenne, Martin-pêcheur a tête grise, du Senegal, Carouge, de Cayenne, two signed in plate, 9½ by 7 inches, 14½ by 11 inches. Estimate $300-$500.
– Lot 53: Le Opere di Guido Mazzoni e di Antonio Begarelli Celebri Plastici Modenesi, E Le Pitture Eseguite nelle Sale del Palazzo … Da Niccolo Abati, Bartolomeo Schedoni Ed Ercole Abati, published by G. Vincenzi e Compagno, Modena, 1823, hardcover. Estimate $500-$1,500.
– Lot 81: A Complete History of Drugs Written in French by Monsieur Pomet Chief Druggist to the Prefent French King; to which is added what is Further Observable on the Fame Subject, London, 1712. Estimate $500-$1,000.
– Lot 82: The History of England from the Revolution to the Death of George the Second by T. Smollett M.D., printed for T. Cadell, Strand and R. Baldwin, London, 1804, hardcover, 13 volumes. Estimate $500-$1,000.
– Lot 133: Mapping the Transmississippi West 1540-1861 by Carl I. Wheat, The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-1960, Volume 1, 2, 3 & 4, first edition, limited to 1000 copies. Estimate $900-$1,200.
– Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, published by Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London, 1909, hardcover, illustrations by Edmund Dulac with 20 mounted colored plates, limited edition, one of 750. Estimate $500-$800.
– Lot 138: From Here to Eternity by James Jones, signed by the author, Charles Scribner’s & Sons, 1951, first edition, first printing. Hardcover. Disclaimer: Turner Auctions + Appraisals does not guarantee the authenticity of the signature; please bid accordingly. Estimate $700-$900.
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific / 1:30 p.m. Eastern. For more information, contact Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, at 415-964-5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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