Old World Auctions sale of antique maps navigated its way to $290K

Detail of Henry Abraham Chatelain’s 1719 New World map, ‘Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud,’ $17,250
Henry Abraham Chatelain’s 1719 New World map, ‘Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud,’ $17,250
Henry Abraham Chatelain’s 1719 New World map, ‘Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud,’ $17,250

RICHMOND, Va. – A spectacular wall map celebrating the New World – Henry Abraham Chatelain’s Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud – and rare maps from 1622 and 1596 were among the top-selling items in Old World Auctions’ latest auction, which ran for two weeks and ended on June 21. Of the nearly 800 lots in the auction, 78% sold, and the event totaled $290,000.

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Clipper ship card to set sail at PBA Galleries May 5 auction

Gold rush-era clipper ship sailing card, est. $10,000-$15,000
Gold rush-era clipper ship sailing card, est. $10,000-$15,000
Gold rush-era clipper ship sailing card, est. $10,000-$15,000

BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries announces an auction of Americana – Travel – World History – Cartography to take place Thursday, May 5. The sale includes more than 500 lots of interesting and valuable material relating to California, the Americas and the far reaches of the globe. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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