1 Oct - 15 Oct 2021 | Online 19988

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana

New York

1 Oct - 15 Oct 2021

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana

Sale Overview

Christie’s Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana auction in New York features a curated selection of works representing over 500 years of history and the book arts. The material on offer ranges from incunabula and other early printing, masterpieces of cartography from both Europe and Asia, landmarks of science and intellectual history, and both printed and manuscript Americana material from the 18th to the 20th centuries—and much more.

Highlights include the first edition of Johannes Kepler's groundbreaking Astronomia nova, a beautiful early hand-colored edition of Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the mammoth Napoleonic Description de l'Egypte as well as other illustrated works documenting the history of archaeology, first editions of the key works of modern thinkers like Thomas Malthus and Darwin, and an important group of Chinese maps.

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