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The Collection of Mario Buatta - Day 1

Fri, Mar 13, 2020 11:00AM EDT
Lot 13

Benjamin Wilkes (?-1749): British Moths and Butterflies: Four Plates

Estimate: $300 - $500
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Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Four engravings in black with hand-coloring on laid paper, 1773; together with Moses Harris (1731-c. 1785): Natural History of English Insects: Plate XLIV, engraving in black with hand-coloring on laid paper, 1773.

Wilkes all approximately 12 x 10 in. (sheet), Harris 18 1/2 x 11 in. (sheet), all unframed.

Condition

With margins. Wilkes with trimmed margins, taped to the overmat with masking tape at places on the reverse, staining and surface soiling. Harris with the right sheet edge trimmed and pale staining.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.