Conclusion of Auctions 217 – 218

The autumn auctions of the auction house Reiss & Sohn in Königstein came to an extremely successful end on the third day. There were also some rarities in the field of maps and sea charts, for example a copper engraved map of North America by C. de Jode from 1593 (proceeds 17,850 euros including buyer’s premium), as well as a set of 5 copper maps with a world map and the four continents by A. Ortelius for 10,710 euros (including buyer’s premium).

C. de Jode, Americae pars borealis. 1593 – Detail

A rare large-format wall map of Pomerania, not published in atlases, by A. C. Seutter convinced several live online bidders with its excellent colouring and decorative staffage and was knocked down after several bidding steps for 3094 euros (incl. buyer’s premium).