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Charterhouse Maps and Atlas Auction

A collection of maps and atlases worth many thousands of pounds are included in the Charterhouse auction of pictures, books and antiques in Sherborne, Dorset. UK on Friday 23rd October.

“They were collected by the Somerset vendors’ uncle for many years. Although he had a keen interest in geography, he was also part of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War and part of me wonders whether he used any of them for part of his duties.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Today, in a world dominated in technology with satellite navigation and global positioning systems in abundance, it is a wonderful insight into travelling from a different era and the collection is estimated to sell for up to £5,000.”

The books and atlases date from the late 18th century and through the 19th century with many countries changing shape, ownership and names over the decades. For many years atlases have been broken down, with individual illustrations taken out and framed. However, today good atlases such as the ones going under the Charterhouse hammer are rare survivors and will hopefully remain intact.

Charterhouse is now taking entries for its autumn programme of auctions including pictures and books in October, classic cars and motorbikes in November, and silver and jewellery also in November. To arrange a free home visit, call Richard Bromell, Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms in Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email [email protected].