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FIVE COLOR RAINBOW SPATTER STAFFORDSHIRE CHINA MILK PITCHER. Alternating bands of blue, red, green, yellow and black. 7.5”h.

Condition: Very good with minor glaze wear on spout.

Sold at Conestoga Auction December 1, 2018.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $5,310


RED AND BLUE SPATTERWARE CHINA CUP AND SAUCER. Saucer measures 6" diameter.

Condition: Very good.

Sold at Conestoga Auction December 1, 2018.

Estimate: $100-200

Price Realized: $1,003


TWO PENNSYLVANIA ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD BUTTER PRINTS. Stylized tulip with star round print, 4.5”diameter. And cross-hatch heart half round print, 7"w. Both have applied handles.

Condition: Good with use wear.

Sold at Conestoga Auction December 1, 2018.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,298


MAPLE AND PINE ARROW-BACK WINDSOR SETTEE. NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1820, W: 74 in., D: 19 in.

Provenance: Lovrinic Fine Antiques & Decorative Arts, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1993.

Collection of Bonnie O'Boyle, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Freeman’s Auction December 10, 2018.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $2,625


NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, "HENRIETTA S. GAUSLINE'S WORK DONE IN HER 13TH YEAR, 1833, HART LANE.” Worked with silk threads on a linen ground, framed. 16.25 in. x 17.5 in. (sight)

Provenance: Alderfer Auction, Hatfield, n.d.

Collection of Bonnie O'Boyle, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Freeman’s Auction December 10, 2018.

Estimate: $600-800

Price Realized: $2,625


OIL ON CANVAS PORTRAIT OF TWO CHILDREN, American, 1st quarter-19th century. Two young siblings in youth dresses, youngest is hugging a dog while older has a hoop and stick, 44.5"h. 34.5”w.

Condition: Tears to three of the four corners on the stretcher, three areas of patched work towards right-hand side, heavily varnished.

Sold at Garth’s Auction December 7, 2018.

Estimate: $200-400

Price Realized: $1,110


BERRY, WILLIAM. NORTH AMERICA DIVIDED INTO ITS PRINCIPALL PARTS WHERE ARE DISTINGUISHED THE SEVERALL STATES WHICH BELONG TO THE ENGLISH, SPANISH AND FRENCH.

Large double-page engraved map of North America on two sheets joined. 22..25 x 35 inches sheet size, margins trimmed to the neatline; modified original hand-color in outline; light staining, short repairs and small losses within the sheet though not affecting engraved areas; would restore. London, 1680 [but 1681]

Sold at Swann Galleries December 13, 2018.

Estimate: $3,000-4,000

Price Realized: $6,250


CHAMPLAIN, SAMUEL DE; AND DU VAL, PIERRE. LE CANADA FAICT PAR LE SR DE CHAMPLAIN OU SONT LA NOUVELE FRANCE, LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE, LA NOUVELLE HOLANDE, LA NOUVELLE SUEDE, LA VIRGINIE &C. AVEC LES NATIONES VOISINES.

Double-page engraved map of eastern Canada and the Atlantic Seaboard. 16.75 X 23 inches sheet size, wide margins; original hand-color in outline; early ink number on verso slightly oxidized through the sheet, minute worm track filled, wholly an exceptional and desirable example. Paris, 1664

A beautiful and scarce map depicting Champlain's later discoveries in Canada. The cartography was originally engraved in France circa 1616 and a lone example of a proof printing of the map during that period survives at the John Carter Brown Library. The copperplate from which that proof was printed was acquired by Du Val in 1653 who began publishing it with an added title cartouche and updated nomenclature. The map was never issued in the interim, making Du Val's the first obtainable map to show Champlain's newer discoveries, including Lake Huron and Lake Ontario. "For whatever purpose the map was made, it was largely based on [Champlain's] earlier more general map of 1612. Taking in even more territory, it attempted to show the various possibilities of reaching the western sea route to Asia" (Burden). The map also records the English presence at Jamestown and the Dutch presence at the Hudson River. The Chesapeake Bay is derived from the Captain John Smith map of 1612, the first map to use this information following Smith's original. Burden 188 and 309, fourth state; Kershaw 77, second state.

Sold at Swann Galleries December 13, 2018.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $22,500


HONDIUS, JODOCUS. AMERICA. Double-page engraved decorative map of the Americas. 17.25 X 20 inches sheet size, French header and page 689 on verso; hand-colored; small edge repairs including minor reinstatement along right border, lined on verso with thin tissue. Burden 150. Amsterdam, 1628

Sold at Swann Galleries December 13, 2018.

Estimate: $2,500-3,500

Price Realized: $7,800


OVERTON, JOHN. A NEW AND MOST EXACT MAP OF AMERICA. Described by N I Vischer and Don into English Enlarged and Corrected Acording to J Blaeu and Others with the Habits of ye People & ye Manner of ye Cheife Sitties ye Like Never Before. Hand-colored engraved decorative folding map of the Americas. 17.5 X 21.5 inches sheet size, upper and right margins wide, lower and left shaved to platemark; very nice with no repairs or restorations. London, 1671

Scarce and beautiful separately published English map of the Western Hemisphere. Native figures, explorers' portraits and city plans elaborately decorate the border panels. Burden 401, second state.

Sold at Swann Galleries December 13, 2018.

Estimate: $6,000-9,000

Price Realized: $11,875


COLTON, GEORGE WOOLWORTH. COLTON’S ATLAS OF AMERICA, Illustrating the Physical and Political Geography of North and South America and the West India Islands. Engraved frontispiece vignette and 58 hand-colored engraved mapsheets (2 double-page). Folio, 18.5 X 16.5 inches, publisher's quarter pictorial cloth, moderate wear and repairs; maps gently age toned but generally nice. New York: J.H. Colton & Company; and Baltimore: James Waters, 1856

Rare first edition of Colton's American atlas, complete as issued, without text by Richard Swainson Fisher seen in later editions. Issued here as a stand-alone publication, the present maps are the same as what appears in Colton's two-volume "Atlas of the World" published a year earlier in 1855. That larger atlas was not initially a great commercial success and re-issuing the maps in this format gave Colton a vehicle to focus on an audience with a primary interest in the United States. The maneuver worked, as the "Atlas of America" would come out in several subsequent editions. Western maps are still without railroads; in California explored trails and proposed routes to be built are shown; early border configurations appear with Minnesota's western boundary at the Missouri River; Nebraska extends to the northern reaches of the U.S. and Nevada and Arizona are still included in Utah and New Mexico. Plans of both major and growing cities are included on separate sheets and as insets within state maps, a combination of urban cartography and the expanding nation and points west. Ristow 325; Sabin 14787.

Sold at Swann Galleries December 13, 2018.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $11,250


CURRIER & IVES. ACROSS THE CONTINENT. WESTWARD THE COURSE OF EMPIRE TAKES ITS WAY. Large-folio hand-colored lithograph heightened with gum arabic. 20.5 X 29 inches sheet size; very fine original hand-color; sheet lightly toned with minor staining in lower margin, gum arabic aged and crackled in places, lower margin trimmed close to subtitle with the Currier & Ives imprint excised. New York, 1868

A very attractive unrestored example of one of the best known collaborations between Fanny Palmer and Currier & Ives. This scene is demonstrative of the changing landscape of the mid-nineteenth century American frontier upon the completion of the Transcontinental Railroads. A small village of log buildings replete with a church and school abuts the wilderness and mountains as the railroad runs out of town parallel to a well-worn wagon trail. The industriousness of the pioneers is palpable as they toil to build their community while some break to celebrate the crowded train rolling through. In contrast to this burgeoning sense of optimism, Palmer doesn't fail to include a subtle, sad, political message: as the locomotive pulls away, its billowing smoke trails behind shrouding and clouding the view of two Native tribesmen toward a herd of running buffalo on the pristine prairie beyond.

The present example bears significant association and provenance: it was a gift to renowned Americana collector Thomas Winthrop Streeter from his four children on his 80th birthday in 1963. Following his death two years later, the print has remained with his youngest son, Thomas W. Streeter, Jr.

Sold at Swann Galleries December 13, 2018.

Estimate: $7,000-10,000

Price Realized: $62,500


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