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Antique Map, old print and Medieval manuscript Auction
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The closing is on May 24th 6.00 PM EDT help

closing time : Los Angeles - 3.00 PM, Tuesday, May 24th.
London - 23.00 Tuesday. Amsterdam - 24.00 Tuesday.
Moscow, 1.00 AM, Wednesday, May 25th.- Tokyo - 7.00 AM, Wednesday. Sydney - 8.00 AM, Wednesday.
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Asia is presented as the mythical winged horse Pegasus., by Heinrich Bunting in 1581. See other cartographical curiosities in this auction.
Extremely rare complete set of 7 maps of German provinces prepared by J.K.GIGAS, printed Cologne, by Hogenberg, ca. 1620.
Group of maps by John Thomson, Edinburgh 1817. A series of colour printed illustrations by Milivoy Uzelac's from 'Les Joies du Sportif" John Speed's miniature atlas, published in 1668, Nicolas Sanson's "L'Asie en plusievers cartes nouvelles", with 17 maps of Asian countries, among several other atlases.

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Items in May auction

Tabula V Asiae.
Strasbourg, 1525

Abriss des Konig Reichs Denn Marck...
Augsburg, ca. 1608

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae...
Amsterdam, 1621

A Prospect of the Most Famous
Parts of the World.

London, 1668

Plan de l'isle de Malte ...
Paris, 1680 - 1694

...Casteel ende Stadt BATAVIA ...
Amsterdam, 1721

Le voyage du missionnaire. [board game]
Vanves ,ca. 1930

Asiae Nova Descriptio.
Items sold without Reserve !No Reserve Item Antwerp, 1579

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