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September 11, 2017

Maps and Exploration in Fine Books and Manuscripts

Fine Books and Manuscripts

Our upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts auction on September 13 includes an impressive collection of maps that display the long history of exploration in North America. Lot 24: Cartographer Henricus Hondius created this seventeenth-century map using multiple sources, including Henry Briggs, John Smith and Hessel Gerritsz. His map is well-known for perpetuating the then-common misbelief…

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Yoruba Helmet Mask
April 27, 2017

Armchair Travel vs. Exploration

Fine Books and Manuscripts

Two upcoming auctions delve into the history of exploration and what it was like to live in a time of “armchair travel,” experiencing other cultures through images, books and stories. Our May 4 Documenting History auction will offer materials related to science, entertainment and exploration, and our May 8 – 18 timed online only auction…

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