ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (prices include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):
1868 Currier & Ives print, $62,500, Swann Galleries
An 1868 print by Currier & Ives, titled Across the Continent/Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way, sold for $62,500 at a Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books Sale held Dec. 13 by Swann Galleries in New York. Also, a double-page engraved map of eastern Canada and the Atlantic seaboard by Samuel de Champlain & Pierre du Val (Paris, 1664) brought $22,500; and 100 hand-colored lithographs by Honore Daumier & Charles Philipon (Paris, 1836-38) hit $18,750.