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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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The English Venegas
“The first book in English completely devoted to California”—Hill
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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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Salva's Superb Copy of  Missa Gothica seù Mozarabica
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Very Rare Immigration Map of British Canada with Strong Political Implications
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The First Scholarly Description of the Discovery and Attempted Explanation of the Meaning of the “Piedra del Sol”
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Exceptionally Rare Oversize Wall Map of Galveston in 1876
The Preferred Issue, with Illustrated Ads Surrounding Map
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The French Venegas —”L’un des meilleurs livres anciens sur la Californie”
A Choice Copy—In Original Pastepaper Covers
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The Cartographical Beginnings of Manifest Destiny
Very Fresh Copy With Original Brilliant Hand Coloring
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Count Waldeck's Voyage Pittoresque et archéologique dans la province d’Yucatan (Paris & London, 1838), a Mesoamerican classic, with an important map of Yucatan.
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“Classic Book on Mexico” (Streeter, Texas 1104). Aquatints & Lithos after Lady Emily Elizabeth Swinburne Ward’s Art Work
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“The best answer was to get out a better map. They did so. Ransom and Doolittle have achieved here what they had not before, a Nevada map of importance”—Wheat
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“The first drawings of Maya architecture to be published” (Wauchope). Lithographs on India Proof Paper
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Floods and Flood Control in the Valley of Mexico—1748. With a Superb Map by Sigüenza y Góngora
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Fine, Fresh Copy of Catherwood’s Maya Portfolio, Tinted Issue
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“The first history of California”—Streeter
With a Landmark Map Finally Dispelling the Myth of California as an Island
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“The largest single source of printed images based on the Mexican view of the [Mexican-American] War” (Ben W. Huseman, “Eyewitness to War”)
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The Most Spectacular of All Maps of Mexico City
A Grand City on a Grand Scale
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