Atlantic Neptune Auctioned for C$900,000

Atlantic Neptune (thumbnail) Canadian newspapers are reporting that the collection of Canadiana up for auction this week (see previous entry) went for the equivalent of $1.5 million (Canadian) — the Atlantic Neptune itself selling for the equivalent of around $900,000. (The article gives the Canadian-dollar equivalents, not the U.S. dollars in which the auction was conducted.) Far more than expected in either case. Via Map the Universe.

Update, 4/24: PhiloBiblos has the auction details — the Neptune’s auction price was $779,200. Via Map History/History of Cartography.