Ending Mar 7, 2024 11:22 EST

Maps, Travel & Sporting Books Including The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection

 
Lot 83
 

83

A large early survey map of Fulton Market and South Street along the East River

Estate / Collection: Collection of a New York Surveyor

[NEW YORK-SURVEY MAP]

A large survey map showing Fulton Market and locations from Maiden Lane to Roosevelt Street along the East River. A long irregularly shaped manuscript map on joined sheets showing a long stretch of South Street, Front Street and Water Street, likely circa 1830s or 40s (visible watermark on lowest sheet of "Whatman 1832."). About 58 x 22 inches but curved at the upper left and with a section of the area at Pier 22 excised. Mounted to linen. Losses, soiing, some stains, later pencil markings.

A fascinating early and survey of a long stretch of the East River waterfront extending west to Water Street and with Maiden Lane at the south and Roosevelt Street to the north. The map shows the location of the Fulton Market (later known as the Fulton Fish Market). The lots laid out here offer are all filled in with the names of early residents.

Sold for $288
Estimated at $300 - $500

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: Collection of a New York Surveyor

[NEW YORK-SURVEY MAP]

A large survey map showing Fulton Market and locations from Maiden Lane to Roosevelt Street along the East River. A long irregularly shaped manuscript map on joined sheets showing a long stretch of South Street, Front Street and Water Street, likely circa 1830s or 40s (visible watermark on lowest sheet of "Whatman 1832."). About 58 x 22 inches but curved at the upper left and with a section of the area at Pier 22 excised. Mounted to linen. Losses, soiing, some stains, later pencil markings.

A fascinating early and survey of a long stretch of the East River waterfront extending west to Water Street and with Maiden Lane at the south and Roosevelt Street to the north. The map shows the location of the Fulton Market (later known as the Fulton Fish Market). The lots laid out here offer are all filled in with the names of early residents.

Auction: Maps, Travel & Sporting Books Including The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection, ending Mar 7, 2024

  • Timed Auction of Maps, Travel & Sporting Books Including the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
  • Bidding Will Open on February 22 and Close on Thursday, March 7, 2024 beginning at 10am
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold a timed online auction of Maps, Travel & Sporting Books closing on Thursday, March 7, 2024 beginning at 10am. Explore the world through a fascinating range of offerings featuring maps, Americana, travel, sporting books, literary sets and the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection of Africana.

Esmond Bradley Martin

Esmond Bradley Martin (1941-2018) was educated as a geographer and philosopher. He and his wife Chryssee had an enduring fascination with Africa, and settled in Nairobi, Kenya, in the mid-1970s. He wrote extensively, oftentimes in conjunction with his wife, publishing works including Zanzibar. Tradition and Revolution, Hamish Hamilton, 1978; Cargoes of the east. The ports, trade, and culture of the Arabian Seas and western Indian Ocean, Elm Tree Press, 1978; and many other works on African history and conservation. In the late 1970s, he began extensive research into the illegal trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn, which included substantial stints incognito posing as a buyer of illicit wildlife products. For a while, he served as special envoy for rhino conservation for the United Nations.

For about thirty years, beginning in the mid-1960s, Esmond Bradley Martin assiduously collected books and manuscripts on Africa and its history, acquiring a phenomenal collection of letters by many of the major English explorers of the nineteenth century, as well as numerous rarities from earlier centuries. He was buying at a time when troves of such material surfaced frequently at English auctions. Doyle was privileged to offer the first selection from his collection in the November 7, 2023 auction. We are pleased to present this second offering of property from The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection.

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TIMED ONLINE AUCTION
Bidding in the timed online auction will open on Thursday, February 22 and close on Thursday, March 7 beginning at 10am. Lots will close sequentially, one lot per minute, with a soft close. Should any bids be placed in the final minute, bidding will remain open on that lot for three (3) additional minutes.

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