Rare maps to be sold in Washington DC heritage auction

Those with a passion for antique paintings might be interested in details of one auction in the United States.

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

An auction that celebrates the history of Washington DC will include rare maps, prints and artwork, in news that may interest anyone seeking antique paintings. Quinn's Auction Galleries is presenting a range of objects that record the city's heritage, in a sale that runs until May 22nd. More than 300 lots are being shifted, including books, atlases and other collectibles.

A series of botanical prints by artists such as Besler, Daumierand Durer could excite those with a love of artwork. In addition, more than 100 rare maps that document the UScapital's topographical heritage could fascinate history lovers. Buyers could also pick up a Zane Grey western literature collection, which might offer fantastic value for money.

Elsewhere, those looking to sell their antique treasures might be inspired by news that a Christie's auction in Geneva achieved a record price for a six-bottle case of French wine. An anonymous collector bagged the 1961 Hermitage La Chapelle for£66,350.

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