Maps have played an integral role in the historic evolution of navigation, helping us find our way since the first printed maps were produced in the 15th century. The star lot of our Travel, Atlases and Natural History auction is the 1482 Ulm Ptolemy, one of the earliest printed atlases, in fine contemporary colour.
The estimate for this lot should read £2,000-£2,500 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
There are 246 (of 271 plates) Lombardy has 75 (of 79) plates (List of missing plates available)
Ilustration on pg. 70 illustrates lot 121 and not 122 as shown in catalogue
Please note the photographs are photo-mechanically produced and are not albumen prints as stated in the catalogue.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
This lot should have a dagger symbol in the printed catalogue. VAT will be charged @ 20% on the hammer price, although in appropriate circumstances the VAT may be cancelled or refunded. Please refer to the printed catalogue for further VAT information.
The estimate for this lot should read £18,000-£22,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
It has been drawn to our attention that this album was probably produced in China around 1800, possibly in Canton rather than Shanghai as stated in the catalogue.