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Date(s) - 01/24/2024 - 02/07/2024
All Day

Old World Auctions




An online-only antique map auction featuring a wide variety of material, from one of the earliest collectible world maps (Lot 42), to important works on Native Americans (Lot 769), to fascinating persuasive maps from World War II (Lot 693) will be in Old World Auctions’ Auction #196, online January 24th and ending on February 7th at 10 pm Eastern. The auction is loaded with 790 lots, including rare antique and vintage maps, charts, atlases, decorative prints, illuminated manuscripts and historical documents from the late 15th century to the mid-20th century. There is no live gallery bidding. The catalog is up for viewing and bidding now, at https://www.oldworldauctions.com/catalog/current. It’s on no other bidding platforms. “Some of my favorite pieces in this auction are the real early maps from the 16th century, such as those by Ortelius, Munster, and Wytfliet,” said Eliane Dotson, who co-owns Old World Auctions with her husband, Jon. “Their engraving styles were so distinctive and supremely decorative that they are artistic masterpieces.” She added, “There’s something to fit every interest and budget.” Mr. Dotson said, “We are excited to offer Ludwig von Bucholtz’s A Map of the Rail Roads of Virginia (1858). This was Bucholtz’s first map of Virginia, published a year before he updated the famous 9-sheet Boye map. It’s quite rare, having been offered at auction only once before, and it provides an excellent view of Virginia’s transportation network prior to the Civil War.” More than sixty lots will be offered with no reserve. The bidding will start at just one dollar. People can register to bid online at https://www.oldworldauctions.com/register. Bidders may also call in their bids, at 804-290-8090, or email them, at info@oldworldauctions.com. Previews will be held by appointment only during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 am to 5 pm Eastern time. Call or email for an appointment. To learn more, visit www.OldWorldAuctions.com.