Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Map of Kyoto, Japan, $93,750, Swann Auction
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A 17th century map of Kyoto as the imperial capital of Japan sold for $93,750 at a sale of Maps, Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books held June 3 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a 19th century collection of U.S. postal route road maps by W. L. Nicholson, etc., excluding Florida, hammered for $47,500; and a first octavo edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America (1839-1844), with 500 hand-colored lithographed plates in seven volumes (N.Y., Phila.), hit $37,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.