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Beck Underground map success blew away Stanford bubbles version

22 January 2024

London Transport commissioned publisher Edward Stanford to create the so-called ‘Bubble Map’ in 1934-35.

Safavid Islamic Mecca-centred world map

The map where Mecca is centre of attention

30 October 2023

A rare Islamic Mecca-centred world map, considered a masterpiece from Safavid Persia, will star in the Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams.

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The web shop window: Underground stations map

26 June 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Specialist map fair gains praise for attracting overseas participants

26 June 2023

Key to the success of the London Map Fair was an international outlook combined with keeping it local.

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Brontë works hit saleroom heights

22 May 2023

Works by the three sisters including copies published under pseudonyms come to a Cambridge auction

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London Map Fair reaches outwards

08 May 2023

The London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind, is widening its scope.

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The polar market explored

08 May 2023

Now hugely popular, this collecting field actually took many years to get going

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Time and place for Hemingway

27 February 2023

Inscription signalled one of American literature’s most significant editorial relationships

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Jumbo-sized view of the world

20 February 2023

Trebling its high estimate in a sale in Surrey was a large, in fact elephant folio-sized Atlas Royal… from c.1733

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Jane Austen, a compact collection sold at Dominic Winter auction

30 January 2023

Small group of the author’s ever-popular works makes a big impression at Gloucestershire saleroom

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Sizeable Chicago sale led by a huge 7ft wide city map

12 December 2022

The creation of James T Palmatary, the engraved and framed birds-eye view or plan of Chicago of 1857 pictured above is almost 7ft wide.

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Flats full to the brim with books

21 November 2022

First part of a collection which covered the walls and cellar of two whole flats is offered at auction

Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s travelogue

Linschoten’s travels reach £44,000

31 October 2022

A Dutch travelogue from the early years of Arctic exploration sold for £44,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Chiswick Auctions on October 26.

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Mapping America in Gloucestershire

19 September 2022

Doubling its mid-estimate to sell at £50,000, one of the top lots in a sale of September 7 was Paulo Forlani’s Il Disegno del discoperto della nova Franza…

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Passenger’s unpublished account of pioneering round-the-world trip surfaces in a saleroom

22 August 2022

In the years 1881-82, the Rev William Essery was for many months a passenger on the SS Ceylon.

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Rare map of Florida from 1829 sold at Doyle

18 July 2022

The Map of Florida shown here was issued in 1829 to encourage settlement following its still recent acquisition from Spain.

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Neptune buyer splashes out

04 July 2022

Set of charts, plans and views was published by the Admiralty for Royal Navy use

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Shackleton maps out his routes

20 June 2022

Dramatic rescue of 1916 was recorded visually by the polar explorer two years later

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San Frantastic views sold locally

06 June 2022

Maps and views of San Francisco were among the principal attractions of an April 21 sale held by local auction house PBA Galleries (25/20% buyer’s premium) to disperse the first portion of the Charles Fraccia Collection.

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Map of Antigua sails to over 20-times estimate

23 May 2022

Estimated at just $200-300, this folding map of the island of Antigua proved rather more expensive than expected.

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