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Lot 2001


Details: 2pcs Early Photography Projection ANTIQUE MAGIC LANTERN WITH SLIDES & SENECA VIEW CAMERA Photographer Tools Camera Slides Light Decorative

This group features an antique magic lantern with slides and a Seneca View Camera complete with its case. These pieces were used for early photography and projection.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces show nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. They have not been tested to ensure functionality.
Lot 2002


Details: Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau SECOND LIVRE D'ARCHITECTURE 1561 Renaissance France Art Architecture History Engraved Plates Ornate Designs

This volume, "Second Livre d'Architecture" by French designer Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau (1510-1584), was published in Paris in the year 1561. The volume features a title page and dedication along with 57 loose engraved plates detailing designs for ornate fireplaces, fountains, doorways, temples, sepulchers and other structures.

The text measures approximately 11.25" x 15".

Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau, also given as Du Cerceau, DuCerceau, or Ducerceau (1510–1584) was a well-known French designer of architecture, ornament, furniture, metalwork and other decorative designs during the 16th century, and the founder of the Androuet du Cerceau family. He introduced Renaissance architecture to France with the assistance of Pierre Lescot, Philibert Delorme and Jean Bullant. Though he was referred to by contemporaries as architecte and was even appointed architecte du roi, he is remembered especially for his suites of engravings produced from 1549 (beginning with a suite of Triumphal arches) from his printshop in Orléans. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: The engraved plates are mostly in good condition with margins though some bear partial tears or minor moisture markings. The boards of the text display indications of age and wear including rubbing and shelfwear. The pages show some toning though the illustrations and text are clear and legible throughout.
Lot 2003


Details: Hand-Colored Engraved MAP OF SPAIN BY NICOLAS DE FER c1720 Cartography Mapmaking History 18th Century Spanish Vieille Castille Mer De Biscaye Artwork

This hand-colored engraved map of Spain was created by Nicolas de Fer and dates c.1720. The legend reads: "Les Asturies et la Biscaye, Les Royaume de Navarre, D'Arragon et de Leon, et Celuy de la Vieille Castille. Par N. de Fer."

The piece measures approximately 15.75" x 11".

Nicolas de Fer (1646–25 October 1720) was a French cartographer and geographer. He also was an engraver and publisher. His works focused more on quantity than quality, there were often geographical errors, and they were more artistic than accurate. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: This piece displays a typical range of age and wear indications. There is some marginal chipping particularly in the upper right corner and some light toning throughout.
Lot 2004


Details: New York School SALVATORE GRIPPI 2010 Artist Signed Original Large Format Abstract Expressionist Artwork Decorative Unique Ithaca Modern Art Painting

This large format abstract painting on canvas is signed by its creator, notable New York School artist Salvatore Grippi, and dated 2010.

The piece measures approximately 49.25" x 57.50".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare early works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Evan D. Williams, an AAA-certified appraiser and Director of Fine Art at Worth Auctions, says “It's a privilege to be curating and bringing Grippi's work to market. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. I think it's fitting that the pieces will be shown and sold right here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while also being visible to the entire world of collectors.”

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Condition / Notes: This piece displays exceptionally well showing only a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 2005


Details: 28pcs Photographs Images Pictures EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY Albumen Carte de Visite Real Photo Postcards Tintypes Soldiers Family Photos Decorative Antique

This group of 28 pieces of early photography features albumen prints, CDVs, RPPCs, and tintypes.

The smallest image measures approximately 2" x 3" and the largest image has been matted to measure approximately 14" x 12".

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Condition / Notes: These pieces display a typical range of age and wear indications. Some images have been bent or significantly worn. There are some creases on the edges of certain pictures. It is unclear who is depicted in these photographs.
Lot 2006


Details: 13pcs Cigar Boxes Tins ANTIQUE TOBACCIANA World War II Armed Forces Lighter/Cigarette Case Advertising Placards Pets Mild Havana Cuba Fine Cut

This group features 13 pieces of antique tobacciana including a World War II Armed Forces lighter and cigarette case, advertising tins, cigar boxes, and advertisements from brands such as "Pets Mild Havana Blend Little Cigars"; "Sweet Cuba Fine Cut"; and "Uncle Dan."

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Condition / Notes: These pieces display a typical range of age and wear indications. Some tins show signs of rust and soiling. The lighter has not been tested with fresh fluid.
Lot 2007


Details: Fabio Canal FIGURES IN THE CLOUDS 18th Century Venice Italy Late Baroque Era Drawing Pen & Ink Decorative Original Antique Artwork Historic Painter Artist

This piece by Italian late Baroque era painter Fabio Canal (1703-1767) depicts Figures in the Clouds in pen and brown ink with gray wash. The piece measures approximately 17.75" x 11" in its frame.

Fabio Canal was a follower of Tiepolo. Among his works are the nave ceiling fresco (1744), depicting "Communion of the Apostles and the Triumph of the Eucharist" in the church of Santi Apostoli, Venice with quadrature by Pietro Gaspari; and paintings in the churches of San Giovanni Nuovo and San Martino, Venice. He also painted a salon ceiling with the "Glory of the Mussato Family" in the Palazzo Mussato, Padua. Along with Jacopo Guarana, Canal painted the caesars in the Villa Pisani at Stra. Canal's portrait, along with many of the artists of his time, was engraved by Alessandro Longhi. He was a founding member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, joining the fraglia or guild of painters in 1740. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: This piece displays boldly showing only a typical range of age and wear indications. The artwork has not been examined outside of its frame.
Lot 2008


Details: John Thomson HINDOOSTAN AND ISLE OF CEYLON MAP 1817 Antique New General Atlas Hand Colored India J & G Menzies Edinburgh Tibet Persia S & C Wise

This lot consists of a map of "Hindoostan (with) Isle of Ceylon. J. & G. Menzies scuplt. Edinr," as engraved for Thomson's New General Atlas.

John Thomson (1777-c1840), was a Scottish cartographer from Edinburgh, celebrated for his 1817 New General Atlas, published by himself in Edinburgh, John Cumming in Dublin, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy in London.

This well-engraved map of India features an insert of the "Isle of Ceylon" as well as a portion of Tibet on the upper right and Persia on the upper left.

The engraved map measures approximately 17.5" x 15.5" and is struck on a sheet of heavy paper with measures approximately 29" x 21.25".

The watermark S & C Wise, 1813 is present. The map is hand-colored.
Condition / Notes: This map shows well, being excised from the atlas. The hand coloring shows brightly and the image is strong. The paper shows some light age toning and occasional moisture markings to the edges.
Lot 2009


Details: Ferdinand Mayer & Sons QUARANTINE CHART OF NEW YORK HARBOR 1875 Antique New York City Area Color Lithograph Port Stapleton Clifton New Jersey Dr. Van der Poel

This lot consists of a full lithograph color map of New York Harbor, titled "Quarantine Chart of New York Harbor. Accompanying Annual report of Dr. Vanderpoel, Health Officer." (1875)

"This very detailed and finely engraved map of the greater New York City area shows the quarantine station between Stapleton and Clifton, New Jersey with distance rings radiating around it in 1 mile increments. The Quarantine Anchorage is west of the main shipping channel and adjacent to the Hospital Ship Illinois and the Receiving Ship Delaware. The chart covers the areas just North of Manhattan Island to Monmouth County in northern New Jersey and from Jamaica Bay to just west of Staten Island. Locates the towns of Keyport, South Amboy, Elizabethport, Newark, and more. Good detail of the streets and roads in New York City and Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge, completed the same year is not shown. The waterways are filled with numerous soundings and ferry routes. Published to accompany the report of Dr. Van der Poel. Lithography by Ferd. Mayer & Sons, NYC."

This map is printed in color. This lot measures approximately 28" x 16.75".
Condition / Notes: This map shows well with the color showing well. The paper shows light age toning with occasional separations at some fold creases. Trimmed left margin.
Lot 2010


Details: 2pcs Decor Tribal Ceremonial ANTIQUE AFRICAN MASKS Africa History Hand Painted Wood Unique Artwork Decorative Design Home/Office Decoration Original

These 2 antique African masks were constructed out of wood and painted by hand.

The larger mask measures approximately 7" x 14" and the smaller mask measures approximately 6" x 13".

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Condition / Notes: These pieces display a typical range of age and wear indications including some chipping paint and worn wood.
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