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Auction 161, Lot 821

"[Lot of 2] [Facsimile] Album of Virginia [and] Maps Relating to Virginia in the Virginia State Library and Other Departments of the Commonwealth with the 17th and 18th Century Atlas-Maps in the Library of Congress",

Subject: References

Period: 1980-89 (published)

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A. [Facsimile] Album of Virginia, by Edward Beyer, published 1980, printed color (17.6 x 12.6"). This is the Virginia State Library's beautiful reprint of Edward Beyer's collection of lithographic views of antebellum Virginia, first published in 1858. Beyer was a German artist who traveled in Virginia from 1854 to '56 or '57, sketching and painting pastoral landscapes. Upon his return to Germany, his paintings were made into lithographs and collected in Album of Virginia. The Natural Bridge, Harper's Ferry, and the mouth of the James River are among the notable locations found in the collection. The album includes 40 lithographs and a title page, all in full color. They are loose within a red clamshell box with the title in gilt on the top. This lot does not include the accompanying booklet describing each lithograph. Condition: The sheets have a hint of toning and the last plate has an extraneous crease at top left. The box has some light scuffs and shelf wear.

B. Maps Relating to Virginia in the Virginia State Library and Other Departments of the Commonwealth with the 17th and 18th Century Atlas-Maps in the Library of Congress, by Earl G. Swem, published 1989, black & white (6.1 x 9.1"). This useful reference for collectors of Virginia maps was reprinted from two issues of the Bulletin of the Virginia Library originally published in 1914. It lists 2036 entries and has 16 appendices and an extensive index. Soft covers. 263 pp. Condition: Contents near fine with a library stamp on one of the pages. Covers have light shelf wear.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/8/2017

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