The Political Satire of The First World War With the First World War centenary at the forefront of our thoughts, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions present a snapshot of political satire, produced as war waged across Europe.
of progress, and arrival at certain locations in black ink, and also includes dates for Captain Tobias Furneaux's companion ship, HMS Adventure, when it separated from Cook during the second voyage in 1773. It is estimated at £500-700. [Lot 1]
Topping the opening single owner collection of 460 lots of cartographic curiosities is a 19th century set of 40 map cards, 1828. The New Geographical cards are issued without court cards or suit signs and instead offer 4 'suits' of Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The complete set comes with an instruction booklet, 'A Brief Explanation of the Counties & Represented by the New Geographical Game' and is estimated at £800-1,200. [Lot 175]
Other curiosities include a brass patent 'Empire Clock' globe timepiece with an eight day movement enclosed within the pedestal. An example of this unusual clock is on display at The Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence. It is estimated to sell for £800-1,200. [Lot 46] From the same collection is another eight day globe timepiece. Made in the late 19th century, circa 1890, the French enamel, gilt-brass and rogue marble example is estimated at £3,000-5,000. [Lot 45]
The sale will be held on Friday 25th April 2014 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' London saleroom. The catalogue is available to view online at www.bloomsburyauctions.com and the sale will be on view Wednesday 23rd - Thursday 24th April.