Added value with Marx: 60.000,- € hammer for “The capital”

This year’s fall auctions at auction house Reiss & Sohn yielded sensational top prices. Thomas Malthus’ Essay on the principle of population from 1798 together with the Hortus Eystettensis by Basilius Besler ranked first with a hammer price of 80,000 euro each.
The second place with 65,000 Euros went to a contemporary coloured copy of the Abraham Ortelius Atlas Theatrum orbis terrarum.
Ledebour’s Icones plantarum novarum from 1829 and Das Kapital by Karl Marx each shared third place with 60,000 euros. 48,000 Euro were achieved by an edition of Hortus Sanitatis from 1507. 45,000 Euro was the hammer for an contemporary coloured copy of Surinam’s insects by Maria Sybilla Merian.
Countless bidding battles in the four- and five-digit price ranges ensured an exciting auction.