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AUCTION 23 * April 4 & 5, 2013 * Llano, Texas


Unique Texas Scene—Exquisite Eighteenth-Century Hand-Painted Fan
La Salle Expedition & Map of Matagorda Bay, Texas
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First Italian Edition of “the most important map in American history” (Cumming)
Choice Original Condition in situ with Raynal’s Influential Text
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Americana:  High Spots of Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands
Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps, Photography, Prints & Ephemera

Auction 23 Prices Realized

Auction Schedule:

Thursday, April 4, 2013:

Session 1:  10:00 a.m. CDT, Lots 1-150

Session 2:  2:00 p.m. CDT, Lots 151-300


Friday, April 5, 2013:

Session 3:  10:00 a.m. CDT, Lots 301-450

Session 4:  2:00 p.m.  CDT, Lots 451-end

Exhibition:
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2 & 3, 2013
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST
102 W. Tarrant Street
Llano, Texas 78643

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The Rare First Issue of the First Printed Map to Accurately Delineate the Mississippi River
“One of the most definitive maps of the time, as well as the most influential in the later cartography of North America”—Streeter
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“Considered the first encyclopedia of the Americas”—Schwartz & Ehrenberg
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“Goddard’s remarkable and beautifully designed production can properly be deemed the capstone of the gold region cartography” (Wheat)
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Lady Emily Elizabeth Swinburne Ward’s Rare Plate Book
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The Cartographical Beginnings of Manifest Destiny
Very Fresh Copy With Original Brilliant Hand Coloring
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Pagès in Original Boards
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Very Fine Copy in Original Cloth of Folsom’sMexico in 1842 With an Unusual Map of the Republic of Texas
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Exceedingly Rare & Little-Known Plate Book by a Hungarian Aristocrat
Lithographs from Very Early Photographs of Venezuela & Mexico
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Extraordinary Photogravures of Central America & Maya Archaeology
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Arrowsmith’s Cornerstone Map of Mexico, Texas & the Transmississippi West
Grandiose Case Map, Sectioned & Mounted, “As Issued” Condition
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Bullock in Original Boards, Untrimmed. Early Aquatints of Mexican Scenes
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“The most beautiful & generally interesting of Humboldt’s works” (Sabin)
With the Magnificent Chimborazo Plate after Humboldt’s 1802 Drawing
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Two Rare & Important Maps relating to Texas & California
“Major source for the study of tribute, place glyphs, and political economy and geography of the Aztecs” (Glass)
“One of the finest products of the press of Hogal” (JCB)
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Entirely Engraved Book on the Patron Saint of Mexico
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Rare British Edition of Linati’s Masterpiece, with Very Fresh Plates
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