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Monday, September 25, 2017

Auction Success and Prices Realized for September 23, 2017 Auction

Following an afternoon with heated bidding and much excitement, Arader Galleries' is thrilled to announce our September 23rd sale was a resounding success. The 226 lot sale totaled $1,898,124.

The sale kicked off with selections from Audubon's Birds of America, which saw the Great Horned Owl sell for $48,800, the Brown Pelican reach $61,000, and the Pileated Woodpecker achieve an impressive $158,600. The Male Turkey was the standout success of the Audubons selling for $183,000.

A frenzied and tense back and forth between three phone bidders ensued over the four Charles R. Knight original Paleontological watercolors. As the bidding continued to rise with every volley of bids, each watercolor achieved far above their high estimate, selling for $13,420, $13,420, $18,300, and $15,860 respectively.

Other highlights from the sale included two Robert Thornton engravings setting auction records for their individual image, the Quadrangular Passion Flower sold for $6,350 and the Large Flowering Sensitive Plant for $5,390. A standout in our rare book section is the Lewis & Clark's 1st English quarto edition that sold for $15,860. 

Within the selection of maps and views, the highlight was the manuscript Plan of Pittsburgh, a true treasure of American history, that achieved $158,600. The Hondius double hemisphere world map sold for $11,590 and the Thevet World Map achieved $9,272

We are delighted to announce our next auction will be a special limited sale on October 28th featuring a small number of rare and premium Audubons Birds of America, rare books, and natural history watercolors. Following this exclusive sale, we will offer a more robust offering in our November 18th auction. 

If you would like more information on any lots or are interested in consigning, please contact auctions@aradernyc.com.



Lot Title Premium
1   Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Common Gull, Plate 212 $2,074
2 Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Black-Billed Cuckoo, Plate 32 $3,660
3  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Mountain Mockingbird, Plate 369 $1,220
4   Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Rathbone's Warbler, Plate 65 $1,830
4  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Red-Headed Woodpecker, Plate 27 $1,220
6  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Labrador Falcon, Plate 196 $3,660
7  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Chuck Will's Widow, Plate 52 $4,270
8 Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Northern Diver or Loon, Pl. 306 $39,650
9  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Male Turkey, Plate 1 $183,000
10  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Hutchins's Barnacle Goose, Plate 277 $3,355
11  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, White Headed Eagle, Young, Plate 126 $8,540
12  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Trumpeter Swan (Young), Plate 376 $39,650
13  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Horned Owl, Plate 61 $48,800
14  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Mockingbird, Plate 21 $21,960
15   Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Great Auk, Plate 341 $17,080
16   Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Glossy Ibis, Plate 387 $20,740
17  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Wood Ibis, Plate 216 $54,900
18  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Brown Pelican, Plate 421 $61,000
19  Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Friate Pelican, Plate 271 $18,300
20 Audubon Aquatint Engraving, Pileated Woodpecker, Plate 111 $158,600
21 John Gould Lithograph Merlin $427
22 John Gould Lithograph Little Owl $610
23 John Gould Lithograph White-rumped Woodpecker $488
24 John Gould Lithograph Common Magpie $976
25  John Gould Lithograph Scopes-Eared Owl $427
26  John Gould Lithograph Sooty Owl $458
27 John Gould Lithograph Formosan Bamboo-Partridge $1,037
28 John Gould Lithograph Hazel Grous $976
29 John Gould Lithograph Bernicle Goose $458
30 John Gould Lithograph European Francolin $519
31 John Gould Lithograph Pin-Tailed Sand Grouse $519
32 John Gould Lithograph Golden Eye $793
33 John Gould Lithograph Barrow's Duck $732
34 John Gould Lithograph Short-Toed Ptarmigan $488
35 John Gould Lithograph Spotted Crake $458
36 John Gould Lithograph Scquacco Heron $549
37 John Gould Lithograph Short-Eared Owl $671
38 John Gould Lithograph Lesser Spotted Woodpecker $458
39 John Gould Lithograph Nutcracker $458
40  John Gould Lithograph Freckled Bittern $732
41  John Gould Lithograph Kite PASS
42  John Gould Lithograph Willow Ptarmigan $793
43  John Gould Lithograph Common Cormorant $458
44  John Gould Lithograph Ruffed Bustard $458
45 Printer's Lithograph from John Goulds Birds of Europe $10,370
46 Printer's Lithograph from John Goulds Birds of Europe PASS
47 Charles Knight Original Watercolor American Mastodon $13,420
48 Charles Knight Original Watercolor Woolly Mammoth $13,420
49 Charles Knight Original Watercolor Stegasaurus & Cerotosaurus $18,300
50 Charles Knight Original Watercolor Styracosaurus & Parasaurolohus $15,860
51 Robert Thornton Engraving Quadrangular Passion Flower $6,350
52 Robert Thornton Engraving Persian Cyclamen $3,355
53 Robert Thornton Engraving Group of Auriculas $4,445
54 Robert Thornton Engraving Large Flower Sensitive Plant $5,490
55 Robert Thornton Engraving White Lily $976
56 Robert Thornton Engraving Group of Roses $6,100
57 Robert Thornton Engraving Blue Passion $1,464
58 Robert Thornton Engraving American Aloe $2,745
59 Robert Thornton Engraving Blue Egyptian Water Lily $4,880
60 Rousselon Watercolor Starfish Flower $4,880
61  Rousselon Watercolor Monarch Rosemallow $5,795
62  Rousselon Watercolor Yellow Unicorn-Plant $5,185
63  Rousselon Watercolor Jamaican Creeper $5,795
64  Rousselon Watercolor Fine-Leaved Peony $5,795
65  Rousselon Watercolor Dahlia Arc de Triomphe $5,185
66  Rousselon Watercolor Deccan Hemp $5,185
67  Rousselon Watercolor Cockspur Coral Tree $5,490
68  Rousselon Watercolor Greek Jerusalem Sage $4,880
69  Rousselon Watercolor Iron Cross $4,880
70 Samuel Colman Original Watercolor of Oaks in the Bay of Monterey PASS
71 Samuel Colman Original Watercolor View of San Gabriel Valley, CA PASS
72 Samuel Colman Colorful watercolor view of mountain peaks in Western American $1,159
73 Samuel Colman Striking watercolor of the Cascade Range in Western North America $1,220
74 Samuel Colman Original Watercolor View of the Far West US $1,220
75 Samuel Colman Watercolor View of Southern California near Coachella Valley $1,220
76 Samuel Colman Majestic watercolor view of Mount Lefroy and Lake Louise in Canada $1,524
77 Samuel Colman Original Samuel Colman Watercolor $976
78 Samuel Colman Original Watercolor View of Santa Barbara, CA $976
79 Samuel Colman Original Watercolor View of Santa Barbara, CA $1,220
80 Fully Framed Set of the First Edition of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio $85,400
81 American School Trompe L'Oeil Oil $671
82 Fly Fisherman Oil by du Bois PASS
83 Ducks and Ducklings oil by Thomas J. Hill PASS
84 Tynemouth Lighthouse Oil by Robert Salmon PASS
85 Sunny Landscape Oil by Andrew T. Schwartz PASS
86 Palatine Hills Watercolor by Arthur B. Davies PASS
87 Midnight Race on the Mississippi Oil by Fanny Palmer PASS
88 Italian Watercolor of Lake Maggiore by Lear PASS
89 American Frigate Oil by E. J. Russell PASS
90 Naples Bay Oil by Michele Funno $1,342
91 Swainson's Exotic Conchology, 2nd Ed. $1,830
92 Webber's Wild Scenes and Song Birds Illustrated by A. J. Miller PASS
93 Dressers Birds of Europle w/ Supplement $9,525
94 Tussac's Flore des Antilles PASS
95 Darwin's Manual of Geology PASS
96 Vesalius' De Humani Corporis, 1st ed. PASS
97 Montesquieu & Eisen's Le Temple de Gnide PASS
98 Document signed by Queen Isabella I of Castile $2,159
99 Spanish version of Apianus' Cosmographia PASS
100 WIlliams' Select Views in Greece $2,440
101 Nuttal's Journal into Arkansas $2,440
102 Long's Account of Native Americans $2,440
103 Fremont's Report on the West $1,952
104 Stedman's History of the American War PASS
105 Lewis & Clark's 1st English and 4to Ed. $15,860
106 Thomas Jefferson's Notes on Virginia PASS
107 The Journal of Andrew Ellicott PASS
108 Humbolt's Essays on New Spain PASS
109 First edition of Relacion del viage  PASS
110 Blaeu's Atlas Major $274,500
111 Fries Woodcut World Map PASS
112 Munster Woodcut World Map $1,016
113 Munster Modern World Map PASS
114 Blaeu Color World Map State 4 PASS
115 Visscher's Rare Twelve Caesar's World Map PASS
116 Visscher Double Hemisphere Map PASS
117 Danckert's Maritime World Map $3,175
118 Cluver Double Hemisphere Map of the World $254
119 Seutter Double Hemisphere World Map PASS
120 Munster Woodcut Map of Americas $4,763
121 Munster's Updated Map of America  $1,016
122 Ortelius's Famous Map of America $1,905
123 Rare Gerard Mercator Map of the Americas $2,745
124 Hondius Engraved Map of America $3,355
125 Engraved Map of America by Merian $366
126 Blaeu Nova Belgica PASS
127 Blaeu Engraved Map of North America $3,810
128 Hennepin Map of North America $1,220
129 18th Century French Map of North America $635
130 Chatelain Map of New France $1,524
131 18th century German Map of North America by Seutter $381
132 Weigel Engraved Map of North and South America $458
133 Two Rare Maps published in National Geographic by Wyeth $1,464
134 Homann Map of American Colonies $1,037
135 1855 Wall Map of US and Mexico PASS
136 Mitchell Wall Map of America $2,318
137 Extremely rare map of North America by Forlani $98,820
138 Champlains Definitive Map of New France $85,400
139 Hondius World Map $11,590
140 Thevet World Map $9,272
141 THE ONLY SURVIVING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST PLAN OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH $158,600
142 First Official Plan of Washington $9,760
143 Mortier Map of Chesapeake Bay PASS
144 Lescarbot Map of New France $39,650
145 De Rossi Map of America $793
146 Scherer Map of America PASS
147 Rare 1850 map of North America by J. Calvin Smith $976
148 Rand McNally Map of the Dakotas PASS
149 Holzel Largescale Chromo of South America $1,905
150 Holzel Largescale Chromo of South America $1,905
151 Catherwood Lithograph of Ancient Central America $1,207
152 Hulsius' Rare map of South America PASS
153 The Obelisk, Central Park, NY $976
154 Board Game of London, UK $976
155 German View of Broadway, New York PASS
156 Lithograph of Soldier's at Rest in the Civil War PASS
157 Ramusio Woodcut Map of New France PASS
158 Jaillot Map of Eastern Canada PASS
159 Blaeu Map of Frisia  PASS
160 Ortelius Map of Daphne, Syria $1,016
161 Waldseemuller Map of Modern Germany $4,880
162 Waldseemuller Map of Greater Germany $1,464
163 Blaeu Map of Frankfurt $976
164 Waldseemuller Map of SW Germany $4,270
165 Braun & Hogenberg View of Istanbul $1,586
166 Vaugondy Map of Turkey PASS
167 Coronelli map of Adriatic Coast PASS
168 Brangwyn's View of Santa Sophia $349
169 Visscher's Map of Souther Greece PASS
170 Homann's map of Danube $1,098
171 Rare Map of the Holy Land PASS
172 Blaeu's  map of the Holy Land PASS
173 Arrowsmith Map of West Indies $21,960
174 Arrowsmith Map of Mexico PASS
175 Dudley Map of South America $1,586
176 Colton Map of Mexico PASS
177 De Wit Map of Crete PASS
178 Dudley Map of Central America $2,318
179 Boazio View of Cape Verde $39,650
180 Endicott view of SF Post Office $4,270
182 Janssonius Map of Japan PASS
183 Hondius Map of India $699
184 First Globe to show Travel's of Lewis & Clark $73,200
185 Bayer's Celestial Engraving, Cassiopeia $762
186 Bayer's Celestial Engraving, Canis Minor $762
187 Bayer's Celestial Engraving, Bootes $762
188 Bayer's Celestial Engraving, Cepheus $762
189 Bayer's Celestial Engraving, Aquila with Ganymede $762
190 Bayer's Celestial Engraving, Lepus $953
191 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Mosque El Mooristan, Cairo $519
192 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, The Tower of David PASS
193 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Tombs of the Khalifs PASS
194 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Chapel of the Convent of St Catherine, on Mount Sinai PASS
195 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Concent of the Terra Santa PASS
196 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Bethany, April 1st 1839 PASS
197 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Cairo, Looking West PASS
198 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Cairo from the Gate of Citizens $366
199 Roberts Views of the Holyland & Egypt, Ancient Watch-Tower PASS
200 19th Century Album of Pressed Plants and Flowers PASS
201 Malcolm's Two Works on London Customs 244
202 Shaftesbury's Characteristics of men PASS
203 Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric PASS
204 Lang's Tercentenary of Izaak Walton PASS
205 Woolavington's Sporting Pictures at Lavington Park PASS
206 The Work of Debucourt PASS
207 Whistler's Gentle Art of Making Enemies PASS
208 Ward's Storyteller Without Words $153
209 Warren's Birds of Pennsylvania $122
210 Dawe's Life of George Morland PASS
211 Famous German Bibliography by Petzholdt PASS
212 Catalogue Raisonne of Cezanne PASS
213 A magazine of the American Middle West PASS
214 German Costume Book PASS
215 Vincent Coyler Watercolor of Alaska PASS
216 Lescarbot Histoire de la Nouvelle France $1,651
217 Bierstadt Chromolithograph Domes of the Yosemite PASS
218 Steffen Watercolor of Long-Billed Dowitcher  PASS
219 Steffen Watercolor of Bank Swallow PASS
220 Steffen Watercolor of Russet-backed Thrush PASS
221 Steffen Watercolor of Fox Sparrow PASS
222 Steffen Watercolor of Bewick’s Wren PASS
223 Steffen Watercolor of Desert Horned Lark PASS
224 Steffen Watercolor of Mourning Dove PASS
225 Steffen Watercolor of Sora PASS
226 Steffen Watercolor of Yellow Rail PASS
  $1,898,183