RESULTS: Rare Maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc.

New York

 New York, 1 April 2014, Sale #3476

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

169 lots sold

Total: $775,000/£465,000/€565,750

94% sold by lot

180 lots offered

£0.60= $1 / €0.73=$1

76% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Ptolemy, Claudius (2nd century). World map. "Insculptum est per Johanne Schnitzer de Artmszheim." Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.


180,000 - 240,000






Visscher, Claes Janszoon (1587-1652).

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula.Amsterdam, 1652.

4,000 - 6,000




US Trade


Popple, Henry (d. 1743).

A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto. Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier, ca 1755.

8,000 - 12,000




US Trade


Norie, John William (1772-1843).

A New Chart of the China Sea, and East India Archipelago. London, 1823.

1,000 - 1,500




US Trade


Keulen, Gerard van (1678-1727).

Carte de la Nouvelle France on se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississippi Amsterdam, ca 1720.

8,000 - 12,000




US Trade


Fischer, Emil B.

Map of Southwestern Colorado. 1893. Compiled, Drawn and Copyrighted by Emil B. Fischer, Author of the Mining Map of Red Mountain and the Mining Region of San Jan, Ouray, San Miguel and Dolores Counties, Southwestern Colorado 1891. Durango(?), 1893.

4,000 - 6,000






Jode, Cornelius de (1568-1600).

Novae Guineae Forma & Situs. Antwerp, 1593.

5,000 - 7,000




US Trade


A group of approximately 20 maps, images approximately 786 x 1303 mm or smaller, including the exploration of Texas, Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, and California.

300 - 400




US Private


Maldonado, Pedro (1704-1748) and Charles Marie de la CONDAMINE (1701-1774). Carta de la Provincia de Quito y de sus adjacentes. Paris: d'Anville, 1750.

1,000 - 1,500




US Trade


HILL, John and William FADEN (1750-1836). A Plan of the Surprise of Stoney Point, by a Detachment of the American Army, commanded by Brigr. Genl. Wayne, on the 15th July, 1779. Also of the Works erected on Verplanks Point, for the Defence of Kings Ferry, by the British Forces in July, 1779. London: Printed for Wm. Faden, March 1st 1784.

2,000 - 3,000




US Private

Tom Lecky, Head of Books and Manuscripts New York, comments:

"We are very pleased with the strong results from the sale of rare maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl Inc. The strength of interest from Christie's LIVE™ bidders from around the world demonstrates a growing global interest in collecting fine examples of rare maps. The leading lot was a superbly hand-colored Ptolemaic map from the 1482 Ulm edition, which sold for a record-setting $317,000. Ken Nebenzahl has been a leading scholar and dealer in the fields of Americana, travel, exploration and cartography since 1957 and it has been an honor to handle both his personal collection of important books and manuscripts, as well as his maps."

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Next Sale: 5 April, Paris, Bande Dessinée et Illustration

10 April, London, Travel, Science & Natural History

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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