20 octobre 2016

Sotheby's to offer rare Chinese & European books, maps, photographs and manuscripts

Lot 212. Huang Qianren, 大清萬年一統天下全圖. DA QING WANNIAN YITONG TIANXIA QUANTU. [COMPLETE MAP OF THE GREAT QING'S TEN-THOUSAND-YEAR UNIFIED [REALM OF] ALL UNDER HEAVEN]. Daoguang 3 [1823]. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   LONDON.- The most significant sale of its kind to be held in a generation, “China in Print and on Paper” reveals the rich history of cartography, exploration, trade and diplomacy between China and the West for over half a millennium. Together, the... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2009

A Collection of Color Plate Books, Maps, Atlases, Watercolors and Paintings will be Offered at Sotheby's

Christopher Saxton, An Atlas of England and Wales, 1579, est. $165/185,000). Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- On 19 June 2009, Sotheby’s will present The Graham Arader Sale. For almost four decades, Graham Arader has been one of the world’s most recognizable collectors and dealers of color-plate books, atlases, cartography, and natural history watercolors. This June, Sotheby’s will offer a remarkable selection from his holdings, ranging from original watercolors from Redouté’s Les Lilacées to the celebrated 1513 edition of... [Lire la suite]