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Our Holiday Gift Guide

As the Holidays quickly approach, we present a selection of our most iconic works for collectors of Natural History Art and Rare Maps.  Order within the next 48 Hours for Expidited Holiday Shipping.

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, The Birds of America

John James Audubon (1785-1851), Plate CLV Black-throated Blue Warbler
John James Audubon is without rival known as the most celebrated American natural history artist.
John James Audubon (1785-1851), Plate CLV Black-throated Blue Warbler
$ 9,000.00
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John James Audubon (1785-1851), Plate CXCI Willow Grouse or Large Ptarmigan
Audubon devoted his life to realizing his dream of identifying and depicting the birds of North America, and his work has had profound cultural and historical significance.
John James Audubon (1785-1851), Plate CXCI Willow Grouse or Large Ptarmigan
$ 14,000.00
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John James Audubon (1785-1851), Plate XLII Orchard Oriole
Audubon's Birds of America established him as an early American artist who could attract European attention, and for many, he personified New World culture and its emerging independent existence.
John James Audubon (1785-1851), Plate XLII Orchard Oriole
$ 19,000.00
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Maps of America

CAREL ALLARD (DUTCH, 1648-1709), RECENTISSIMA NOVI ORBIS SIVE AMERICAE SEPTENTRIONALIS ET MERIDIONALIS TABULA EX OFFICINA CAROLI ALLARD
17th C Map of America -- California as an Island -- First Credible Naming and Depiction of the Missouri River
CAREL ALLARD (DUTCH, 1648-1709), RECENTISSIMA NOVI ORBIS SIVE AMERICAE SEPTENTRIONALIS ET MERIDIONALIS TABULA EX OFFICINA CAROLI ALLARD
$ 5,500.00
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MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1790-1868)  A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with Regions Adjoining…1846
Mitchell’s map and guide book were popular among emigrants; in many cases it was likely the only map they brought with them as they made the arduous trip west.
MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1790-1868) A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with Regions Adjoining…1846
$ 18,000.00
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Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)  Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio  From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum…
Fine Example of Abraham Ortelius' Map of the Americas, One of the Most Iconic Maps of the Western Hemisphere.
Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum…
$ 7,600.00
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World Maps

NICOLAES VISSCHER I (1618-1679), ORBIS TERRARUM TABULA RECENS EMENDATA...
Visscher's celebrated and Highly decorative double hemisphere map of the world, which includes many of the great 17th Century cartographic myths and errors.
NICOLAES VISSCHER I (1618-1679), ORBIS TERRARUM TABULA RECENS EMENDATA...
$ 4,800.00
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GERARD MERCATOR (1512-1594) - JODOCUS HONDIUS (1563-1612), ORBIS TERRAE COMPIOSA DESCRIPTIO
Important and influential Mercator map of the world printed during the Golden Age of Cartography
GERARD MERCATOR (1512-1594) - JODOCUS HONDIUS (1563-1612), ORBIS TERRAE COMPIOSA DESCRIPTIO
$ 12,500.00
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JOHANN BAPTISTE HOMANN (GERMAN, 1663-1724), PLANIGLOBII TERRESTRIS CUM UTROQ HEMISPHAERIO CAELESTI…
Decorative double hemisphere map of the world, richly embellished with Celestial models of the northern and southern hemispheres and other natural phenomena.
JOHANN BAPTISTE HOMANN (GERMAN, 1663-1724), PLANIGLOBII TERRESTRIS CUM UTROQ HEMISPHAERIO CAELESTI…
$ 3,750.00
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Johann Bayer

Johann Bayer. Corona Australis. 1661
First published in Augsburg in 1603, the Uranometria included celestial maps that were not only highly appealing on a visual level, but also significant in the history of astronomy.
Johann Bayer. Corona Australis. 1661
$ 1,800.00
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Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Perseus. 1661
Bayer’s stellar lettering system -- which we still use for stars visible to the naked eye -- and his presentation of the recently discovered constellations were significant contributions to celestial cartography.
Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Perseus. 1661
$ 1,800.00
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Johann Bayer. Hydra. 1661
These were the first charts to identify astral magnitude (brightness) with a lettering system, using Greek characters for the brighter stars and Roman letters for the fainter.
Johann Bayer. Hydra. 1661
$ 1,800.00
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Audubons Quadrupeds of North America

John James Audubon. Common American Deer (Fawn), Plate 81. 1845-1849
The Quadrupeds, as Audubon envisioned, would complete his record of the animal life of North America.
John James Audubon. Common American Deer (Fawn), Plate 81. 1845-1849
$ 9,000.00
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John James Audubon. Silver Fox. 1845-1849
The artist’s enthusiasm at the start of the Quadrupeds was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to his friend and collaborator John Bachman, “I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come…Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman.”
John James Audubon. Silver Fox. 1845-1849
$ 35,000.00
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John James Audubon. Jaguar. 1845-1849
An unequaled record of American wildlife, matching the great combination of art and science attained in the Birds of America. Like that series, the Quadrupeds are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed in large format.
John James Audubon. Jaguar. 1845-1849
$ 12,000.00
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