Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Sale at Christie’s Achieves $6,608,688

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana sale realized $6,608,688/£4,236,338/€5,006,581 and was sold 79% by lot and 82% by value. The top lot of the sale was Abel Buell’s new and correct map of the United States of North America, New Haven, 1784, realizing $2,098,500/£1,345,192/€1,589,772, a world auction record for a map. The Beautiful Evidence: The Library of Edward Tufte sale realized $1,817,188/£1,164,864/€1,387,166. The top lot of the sale was Galileo Galilei’s Sidereus nuncius magna, Venice: Tommaso Baglioni, 1610, realizing $662,500/£424,679/€505,725, a world auction record for Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius magna. Tom Lecky, Head of Books and Manuscripts of New York said: “The outstanding results of Abel Buell’s map of the United States and the first printing of the Star Spangled Banner reaffirm Christie’s long-history of success with iconic Americana. The exceedingly rare Buell map, sold today for the first time at auction since it wa