Frank Streeter Library Sale

Frank Streeter’s library was sold at Christie’s rare book auction. In this program several of the rarest and most valuable… read more

Frank Streeter’s library was sold at Christie’s rare book auction. In this program several of the rarest and most valuable books in Mr. Streeter’s collection were shown and experts spoke about Mr. Streeter and how a rare book auction is conducted. 

A WWII navy veteran of the Pacific theater, Frank Streeter developed an interest in and collected rare books on early navigation, Pacific voyages, cartography, and science. The 88 year-old Mr. Streeter decided to sell his library at Christie’s in New York City, but died prior to the auction. The 552 items from the library sold for a total of 16.5 million dollars. Featured in the program is The Atlantic Neptune, a large four-volume sea atlas of the British colonies commissioned in 1760 and 16 years in production. It was the first detailed chart of the coastal areas of North America. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
197776-1
Category:
Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 23, 2007
Last Aired:
Jan 13, 2008

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  • Jun 23, 2007 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 24, 2007 | 7:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 2007 | 3:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 13, 2008 | 2:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
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