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Auction: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
was auctioned on: 15 November 2012
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Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$15,957 - US$23,935
Price realised:  £11,250
ca. US$17,951
Lot number 67, Views: 70

Wilson, Alexander. AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY; OR, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES. PHILADELPHIA: BRADFORD AND INSKEEP AND OTHERS, 1808-1825 Mixed edition (volumes 1-6 first edition, volumes 7-9 second edition), 9 volumes bound in 5, 4to (353 x 274mm.), 76 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary red half morocco gilt by Lesné, [Anker 533; Fine Bird Books, p.114; Nissen IVB 992], vol.6 with some browning and spotting, and a few text leaves with traces of ink offsetting

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Date of the auction: 15 Nov 2012
Address: Sotheby's