The first Charterhouse auction of 2019 in January includes a lifetime collection of maps.
“There are hundreds of maps which were collected over decades.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There is a huge range of maps in all shapes and sizes. Some have been tinted in watercolour and some have survived in their original state which will appeal to all types of collectors.”
The maps were inherited by a close family friend of the map collector after he passed away. Having held on to the collection for some time, the owners who live near Yeovil, decided they would keep few of their favourite maps and auction the rest so other collectors could enjoy them.
Included in the collection there are maps not only of Great Britain and its counties but also from across the world. Some of the earliest maps date from the 17th century and run on through to the late 19th century. With maps estimated from £50 up to several hundreds of pounds there is plenty of choice for bidders.
Charterhouse are now accepting further entries into this auction of maps, pictures, books, automobilia and antiques on 17th & 18th January. They are also taking entries for their auctions of classic cars on 10th February and classic motorcycles on 3rd February
To enter items into these specialist auctions, contact Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a home visit.
John Ogilby road map – London to Weymouth, late 17th century £100-150
Map of the County of Kent, early 18th century £300-500
Map of Iceland, circa 1650 £200-400