Tags: hundred acre wood | original | map | auction
Image: Hundred Acre Wood Original Map Breaks Auction Record
Sotheby's art handlers hold "The Original Map of the Hundred Acre Wood" by E.H. Shepard, estimated at £100,000 to £150,000, at the unveiling of original Winnie-The-Pooh sketches at Sotheby's on May 31, 2018 in London, England. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Sotheby's)

Hundred Acre Wood Original Map Breaks Auction Record

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:31 PM

The original hand-drawn map of the Hundred Acre Woods of Winnie-the-Pooh fame sold at auction Tuesday for 430,000 pounds ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration.

E.H. Shepard's drawing sold at Sotheby's in London for almost three times its pre-sale estimate, The Associated Press reported.

Shepard's 1926 sketch features beloved characters including Pooh and Christopher Robin, and landmarks including "Bee Tree" and "Eeyore's Gloomy Place."

It was last sold in 1970 for 1,700 pounds.

Shepard's illustrations helped cement the popularity of A.A. Milne's "bear of very little brain" and his woodland friends. In 2014, an ink drawing of the characters playing the game poohsticks sold for a then-record 314,500 pounds.

The map and four other Shepard Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations sold for a total of 917,500 pounds at Tuesday's auction.

© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
The original hand-drawn map of the Hundred Acre Woods of Winnie-the-Pooh fame sold at auction Tuesday for 430,000 pounds ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration.
hundred acre wood, original, map, auction
129
2018-31-10
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:31 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved