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  • (AMERICAN REVOLUTION). STONE, BALTUS

    (English) Daguerreotype Portrait of Baltus Stone. [Philadelphia], 1846

    This remarkable portrait of Revolutionary War veteran Baltus Stone is one of the very few daguerreotypes of a person who had lived in colonial America.

    $50,000

  • (DARWIN, CHARLES.) CAMERON, JULIA MARGARET

    (English) Portrait of Charles Darwin, signed by Darwin and by Cameron. Cameron, [1868]

    THE ICONIC PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN, boldly signed by Charles Darwin and by Julia Margaret Cameron.

    $48,000

  • (SAN FRANCISCO.) Muybridge ,Eadweard

    (English) Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. San Francisco: Morse’s Gallery, 1877

    “One of the supreme conceptual and technical achievements in the history of architectural photography.” – David Harris

    This iconic, 7-foot long image of San Francisco is one of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography. “The photographs show the extraordinary extent of a city that had come into existence a mere thirty years before and which would be destroyed by earthquake and subsequent fires thirty years later” (Getty Museum Journal). Seamlessly combining a series of eleven photographs, Muybridge created a 360 degree view of the city, producing what Rebecca Solnit calls “an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph.”

    $45,000

  • (BRADY, MATHEW Studio) Seward, Chase, Fessenden, and Stanton

    (English) Collection of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln’s Cabinet: a “Team of Rivals”. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a splendid collection of Brady Imperial portraits of Lincoln’s most important cabinet members, the famed “Team of Rivals.”

    Four photographs as a collection: $45,000

  • (LINCOLN & HIS CABINET.) Mathew Brady Studio.

    (English) Original Brady Photograph Maquette “President and Cabinet.”. Washington: Brady, 1864

    $42,000

  • VROOMAN ,DANIEL

    Map of the Town Center and Entire Suburbs of Canton. [prob. Canton], 1855

    A RARE MAP OF GUANGZHOU. Cordier 304 cites only the 1860 edition, and it appears that scholars are aware only of that edition, which incorporates the new artificial island Shamin (for example, the copy at the National Library of Australia is the 1860 edition).

    $42,000

  • BEECHER FAMILY ,portraits

    Magnificent Beecher Family Photograph Collection. Various places, 1850s-1880s

    This collection comprises an important ambrotype group portrait of the family by Brady Studios, a fine Brady salt print portrait of Lyman Beecher, a hand-colored photograph of Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher as a young lady, and a signed cabinet card photograph of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

    The collection: $42,000

  • NIAGARA FALLS, New York

    An album of 20 excellent views of Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York, compiled in 1867

    An outstanding album containing beautiful and unusual images including, as its final image, one of the most remarkable North American photographs of the period.

    $40,000

  • CURTIS, EDWARD

    (English) Original glass plate photograph, Honovi – Walpi Snake Priest, prepared by Curtis for the printing of The North American Indian. This portrait, titled Honovi - Walpi Snake Priest, with Totokya Day Painting, was published as a photogravure in The North American Indian, volume 12, plate 408, c.1910

    This is a splendid original glass plate made for Curtis’s The North American Indian, the greatest photographic work on Native Americans. Curtis devoted the twelfth volume of The North American Indian to the Hopi. He wrote of this photograph of Honovi, “This plate depicts the accoutrement of a Snake dancer on the day of the Antelope dance (see Volume XII, pages 146-149). The right hand grasps a pair of eagle-feathers – the ‘snake whip’ – and the left a bag of ceremonial meal. Honovi was one of the author’s principal informants.”

    $38,500

  • (ITALY.) Alinari.

    (English) A Superb Collection of Photographs of Italy. Florence, 1867

    Magnificent photographs from masters of the genre. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence in 1852, is the world’s oldest photography firm.

    $38,000