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Any idea what could be the cost of a book illustration? $570,000! A hand-written, original map of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by artist EH Shepard was on Wednesday auctioned for a whopping $570,000, smashing all previous records for a book illustration. Carved by EH Shepherd, the drawing of the map, which appears inside the cover of AA Milne's beloved book Hundred Acre Wood, was sold by the renowned auction house Sotheby’s.

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