Bloomsbury Auctions has plenty of action this Thursday, Oct 20, if Travel and Natural History is your thing. Interesting lots include an 1826 pair of folding maps, of North and South America, by Adrien Brue; a 1740 history of Jamaica with 2 folding maps; S. A. Mitchell’s 1837 folding map of Illinois; and a 1792 second edition of Jedediah Morse’s American Geography. Good pickings for collectors of folding maps.
Western & Texas Americana
Not to be outdone, PBA Galleries of San Francisco is also in action on Thursday, selling off the Americana library of Ford Mitchell, with plenty of artifacts from both sides of the Mississippi, but especially from Texas. A copy of Emory’s Military Reconnoissance is up for grabs, as is his Map of Texas; also George Wheeler’s 1883 topographical map of Yosemite, amid a wide-ranging collection of books, manuscripts, autograph material and related items. The sale includes manuscripts by George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Houston, Stephen F. Austin and many others, as well as books central to the history of Texas and the United States.