Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1587 map of the New World, $80,000, Swann Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1587 map of the New World, $80,000, Swann Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

Richard Hakluyt’s 1587 map of the New World, titled Novus Orbis, the first map to use the designations “Virginea” and “Nuevo Mexico”, sold for $80,000 at a sale of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books held December 5th by Swann Galleries in New York. Also, John Norman’s The American Pilot, with 11 double-page or folding charts (Boston, 1810), went for $68,750; and a map by Paolo Forlani and Bolognino Zaltieri, published in Venice in 1566, realized $47,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1587 map of the New World, $80,000, Swann Galleries