The sale surpassed its pre-sale estimate and brought a total of £2,696,252. The leading lot, Claudius Ptolemaeus's Cosmographia achieved a sold for price of £362,500 against a pre-sale estimate of £120,000 - 180,000. An additional highlight was Henry C. Cammidge's 13-part panorama of Shanghai, together with twenty five photographs taken in and around Shanghai and Soochow, which brought £146,500 over a pre-sale estimate of £50,000 - 70,000.
The upcoming auction on 29 April features an extremely handsome single-sheet world map, from a collection of rare cartes à figures, or "panelled maps." Considered one of the finest products of the Amsterdam map-making industry, the successful combination of geographical accuracy and artistic expression makes these maps highly collectable examples of the mapmaker's art. Another sale highlight is an extremely rare and long 13-plate panorama of Shanghai Bund from circa 1873 and attributed to Cammidge, together with 25 photographic views of the region.