The catalogues of Reiss & Sohn’s spring auctions taking place from May 6th to 8th, 2019 are now available online. About 3000 lots of rare and valuable books, autographs, manuscripts, early travel photographs, maps, views and decorative prints are beeing offered.
Several consignments from private collections contribute to the attractiveness, including rare Italian books from the 16th century, a collection of books on architecture, a private library of books on Greece, mostly illustrated, as well as rare maps by early Italian cartographers from the Lafreri School. In addition, there is a series of rare handwritten ‘newspapers’ from the 16th century about various subjects.
The section on geography encloses a large number of works on Pacific exploration, especially on the journeys of James Cook and his contemporaries, as well as important world maps.