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Sold for $ 9200 - Jean-Baptiste Crepy version of Jean Baptiste Nolin's striking large wall map of the World
Sold for $ 3600 - After Herman Moll. - A Correct Globe with the new Discoveries (England, ca. 1775-1798). A charming pocket globe with a diameter of 7 cm (3 inch) held in the publisher's shark skin case.
A very fine example of the Jean-Baptiste Crepy version of Jean Baptiste Nolin's striking large wall map of the World.

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Five Art déco labels.
PICHON, Robert (Workshop).
Paris, between 1925 and 1930
Price: $ 75

Zürich, 1948
Price: $ 1,800

Amsterdam, 1640
Price: $ 5,000

Selling your maps
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