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Mapping the city limits

03 May 2018

In a journey starting with the Great Fire and taking in the 1980s, dealer Tim Bryars explores the collecting market for London maps

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‘The map that changed the world’ offered at London gallery for £100,000

28 April 2018

William Smith’s 1815 map of England and Wales represents a milestone in geological history and a pivotal moment in its creator’s colourful life.

Chiswick Auctions confirms clear title for rare map collection

09 April 2018

Antiques Trade Gazette can confirm that Chiswick Auctions has proof of good title for a rare group of maps and charts, which the auction house sold last month.

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Clear title confirmed for map collection sold at Chiswick

05 April 2018

Antiques Trade Gazette can confirm that Chiswick Auctions has proof of good title for a rare group of maps and charts, which the auction house sold last week.

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Title concerns as Ferreira map collection sells

02 April 2018

Early maps and charts, previously owned by a Brazilian banker convicted of money laundering, surfaced for sale at Chiswick Auctions last week.

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Unprecedented collection of maps of Japan offered by Daniel Crouch Rare Books in Tokyo

21 March 2018

Daniel Crouch Rare Books offers what is dubbed the largest collection of maps of Japan ever to come on the open market at this week’s Tokyo Book Fair.

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Call for help to find London underground map stolen from auction house

19 March 2018

Transport Auctions of London is calling for the trade to look out for a stolen London Underground map.

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Map of the very Big Apple sold at $250,000

12 February 2018

Daniel Crouch Rare Books sold this huge 25ft (7.6m) wide ‘Atlas of the City of New York – Borough of Manhattan’ map at the Winter Antiques Show last month.

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The US breaks out to the west

29 January 2018

The American West was the theme of a 43-lot, single-owner collection offered as part of the January 17 sale held by Sotheby’s New York.

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Christie’s pulls Waldseemüller gores ‘pending further research’ over date

18 December 2017

A ‘rediscovered’ fifth copy of Martin Waldseemüller’s globe gores from c.1507 was withdrawn from sale last week after a group of academics and dealers in the US expressed doubts over its authenticity.

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Dealer Daniel Crouch brings New York maps home to the Winter Antiques Show

06 December 2017

New York, London and Paris will be put on the map at the stand of Daniel Crouch Rare Books in the new year at the Winter Antiques Show in Park Avenue Armory in New York.

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The first map to name America – rediscovered copy of Martin Waldseemüller’s globe gores emerges at Christie’s auction

09 November 2017

A previously unrecorded set of globe gores that name America for the first time will be offered at Christie's in London on December 9.

Chicago map by JT Palmatary

Chicago collector wins $200,000 bidding battle for 1857 map of the “Windy City” at Leslie Hindman auction

18 September 2017

One of only four known copies of a ‘pre-fire’ Chicago map by cartographer J.T. Palmatary drew intense competition at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ latest sale, selling at over six-times estimate.

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Rare pre-fire map of Chicago heads to local auction complete with view of red light district

05 September 2017

One of only four known copies a 19th century map of Chicago goes under the hammer at a local auction house next week.

Gaspar Bouttats' Raid on Medway map

West End dealer offers rare engraving of one of England’s worst naval defeats at London Map Fair

18 May 2017

A map showing one of the few occasions since 1066 that a part of England has been occupied by foreign forces will be offered at the London Map Fair next month.

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Rare Blaeu maps of Asia and Australia emerge at Sotheby’s upcoming auction

24 April 2017

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (c.1570-1638) of Amsterdam and his son, Joan (1596-1673), were the leading figures in the atlas and map publishing world in an age when that Dutch city was the centre of European cartographic achievement.

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Eiffel Tower girder among lots up for auction at Drouot

24 September 2016

Fancy owning a piece of the Eiffel Tower, the ceiling from a Parisian boulangerie or butcher’s shop or an old seat from the Metro?

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New Titanic record set at £220,000

06 June 2011

A VERY large, hand-drawn plan of the Titanic, used in the official inquiry after it sank in 1912, has sold for £220,000 at Wiltshire auction house, Henry Aldridge & Son.

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Manuscript map of North America takes £170,000

24 January 2011

THIS exceptional 17th century map, depicting settlements in Canada and North America, was unearthed by Somerset auctioneers Lawrences in the attic of The House of Glennie, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

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Record for a map as Buell’s America takes $1.8m

20 December 2010

OFFERED this month at Christie's New York, a copy of Abel Buell's 1784 New and Correct Map of the United States of America... became the most expensive map ever sold at auction.

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