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Books and Manuscripts

Maps and Prints

Maps by the great names: Speed, Blau, Kip, Kitchen, etc, are very often framed up as attractive wall decorations. The quality of the colouration, condition of the margins and rarity of the print all add to the value of works in this fascinating subject.

A Map of Devon by John Speed (BK9/469) realised £340 in the Maps and Prints section of our
        February 2013 Antiquarian Book Auction held in Honiton, Devon.

A Map of Devon by John Speed (BK9/ 469) realised £340 in the Maps and Prints section of our February 2013 Antiquarian Book Auction held in Honiton, Devon.

Early atlases provide fascinating insights into our knowledge of the geography of our planet at different stages of our history.

Prints and engravings are an economical way of having great works of art on your wall, and of course many are great works of art in themselves.

This print by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) of 'Veduta, Nella Via Del Corso,
        Del Palazzo Dell Accademia' (BK9/464), which was offered in a Books, Maps and Prints Sale in 2013,
        succumbed to a final bid of £800.

This print by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) of 'Veduta, Nella Via Del Corso, Del Palazzo Dell Accademia' (BK9/464), which was offered in a Books, Maps and Prints Sale in 2013, succumbed to a final bid of £800.

Splendid folio sets such as David Roberts' Middle Eastern views are very highly valued as are the works of more modern printmakers such as Picasso and William Russell Flint.

A Map of Lancashire, again by John Speed (BK9/468) realised £240.

A Map of Lancashire, again by John Speed (BK9/468), realised £240.

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