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Charts of the human body, London, the world at the London Map Fair

27 May 2024

The annual London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest specialist antiques fair, runs June 15-16 at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore.

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Doctor’s atlas proved just the remedy for a changing world

27 May 2024

A world atlas produced by a Dublin-born man who is considered the first US commercial publisher made its way to the Irish capital to be sold at auction house Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium).

North Polar Sea chart

Pick of the week: Discoverer of Franklin’s fate

15 April 2024

The commercial fortunes of a 19th century map of the Arctic offered at Cheffins (25% buyer’s premium) this month were boosted greatly by its annotations.

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Map gives a one-sided religious global view

04 March 2024

John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium) Fine Paintings sale in Fernhurst on February 20 included a good example of The Pictorial Missionary Map of the World - a rarity that appears at auction perhaps once in every decade.

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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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