RESULTS: Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books



£ 1,612,100



Lots Sold: 70

Lots Offered: 90

Sold by Lot: 78%

Sold by £: 85%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.471/  € 1.203





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




The book of John Mandeville, or, Sir John Mandeville's travels, in middle English, illuminated manuscript on vellum, circa 1440.

150,000 - 200,000



European Trade


Moral and theological treatises written by the one-eyed scribe peter meghen for Christopher Urswick, almoner to Henry VII, in Latin. Circa 1502

25,000 - 35,000



UK Trade


Braun, Georg (1541-1622) and Hogenberg, Franz (c.1538-1590). civitates orbis terrarum. cologne: p. Von Brachel, 1618-1625.

20,000 - 30,000



European Trade


Comment: Margaret Ford, Director and Head of Books and Manuscripts, Christie’s London: “The auction saw strong results throughout with a number of new clients bidding in the sale, and particularly notable prices for atlases and illuminated manuscripts. We look forward to the auction of The Arcana Collection: Exceptional Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula Part I on 6 July.”


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