Richmond, VA, USA, November 9, 2023 — The landmark Fry-Jefferson map of Virginia and Maryland from 1775; the first printed sea chart of the Southeastern coastline of North America from 1661; the French edition of John Mitchell’s monumental map of eastern North America from 1756; and the first printed map to name the colony of Georgia are just a few of the rare antique items in Old World Auctions’ Auction #195, online now and set to end on November 15th at 10 pm Eastern time.
The auction is loaded with 856 lots, including rare antique and vintage maps, charts, atlases, decorative prints, illuminated manuscripts and historical documents from the late 15th century to the mid-20th century. It’s an online-only auction, with no live gallery bidding. The catalog is up for viewing and bidding online now, at https://www.oldworldauctions.com/catalog/current.
“We hope people have fun browsing through the catalog. There’s such a range of material, from 18th century world maps that depict California as an island to charming tourist maps of London – something for everyone,” said Eliane Dotson, who co-owns Old World Auctions with her husband, Jon “Over sixty lots will be offered with no reserve. Bidding starts at just one dollar.”
Mr. Dotson said, “I am particularly excited about our early 20th century material, including city maps of Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Diego. We also have several early automobile road maps, guides, and one of the best early road atlases from the 1920s. Collectively, these maps demonstrate the urban population growth and infrastructure investment taking place at the time. These lots are attractively priced as well. Estimates start at just $140.”
Old World Auctions offers full condition reports on everything in its auctions, and they offer a 100 percent money-back guarantee on the authenticity and condition of everything they sell. To learn more, visit www.OldWorldAuctions.com.