SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, JUNE 2, 2020 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Maps, Books & Illustrations on Saturday, June 13, 2020, 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. 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 several catalog highlights:
Lot 5: Title: Hand-colored Venetian map. Created: Late 17th/18th century. Size: 11 x 15 1/2 in. Frame: 17 x 21 in. Condition: Good, lite toning to paper. Medium: Hand-colored engraving. Estimate $200 - $400. (Photo, top left)
Lot 154: Title: 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. Author: William Shakespeare. Publisher: Day & Son, Limited, Lithographs and Publishers. Date: 1866. Description: Hardcover. Binding 19th-century ruby-red Morocco gilt-stamped panels. Condition: Good. Spine has separated from backing material. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. (Photo, top right)
Lot 137: Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls. Author: Ernest Hemingway. Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons. Date: 1940. Description: First Edition. First printing. Marked with an "A" on copyright page. First issue dust jacket. Price on inner flap, dust jacket. Hardcover. Bound in tan linen, with red title label on spine, lettered black. Condition: Very good edition. Dust jacket has some chips and tears. Estimate $700 - $900. (Photo, lower left)
Lot 39: Artist: Antoine-Ignace MELLING (1763-1831). Medium: print multiple, engraving. Date: 1809 - 1819. Subject: The Maglova aqueduct at the Belgrad Forest, on the European shores of the Bosporus. Size: 20 3/4 x 28 1/4 in. (paper size). Condition: tear along the border and, some staining and toning to paper. Estimate $200 - $400. (Photo, lower right)
Lot 17: Artist: François Nicolas Martinet (1725/31-1804). Title/Subject: "Perruche a front jaune, de Cayenne," "Martin-pêcheur a tête grise, du Senegal," Carouge, de Cayenne." Signature: two signed in plate. Medium: engraving, hand-colored. Size image: 9 1/2 x 7 in. Size frame: 14 1/2 x 11 in. Condition: toning to paper and foxing. Estimate $300 - $500. (Photo, top right)
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 10:30 am PDT; sale items are available for preview and bidding now on Bidsquare.
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