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Description

Section I: Americana: Books, Manuscripts, Photographs & Ephemera, Lots 1-44

Section II: Travel & Exploration, World History, Lots 45-72

Section III: Atlases, Geographic Puzzles & Games, Cartographic Miscellanea, Lots 73-128

Section IV: Maps, Prints & Views, Lots 129-198

Section V: Lots sold without reserve, Lots 199-223

 

Over 200 select lots with important cartographic material from the collection of the late Warren Heckrotte and his longtime companion Maggie Gee, plus rare Americana, Californiana, and accounts of travels through the world. Included are many scarce maps of Europe and Asia as well as the world as a whole; maps of the Americas, a number featuring California as an island; local maps of California counties, cities and towns; prints and engravings of maritime and ethnographic interest; and more. The large selection of atlases includes several rare atlases of the Russian Empire, groundbreaking “physical” atlases from the 19th century, amusing geographic puzzles and games, and much more.

Biography of Warren Heckrotte and Margaret Gee

 

Previews: 
Monday, September 16th, 1 - 5pm
Tuesday, September 17th, 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, September 18th, 9am - 5pm
Thursday, September 19th, 9 - 11am
 
 
 
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Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

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