This Wednesday Bonhans will hold an auction centered on scientific breakthroughs and accomplishments throughout the ages. The auction is filled with both objects owned by accomplished scientists and scholars as well as works of art that portray them.

The lots include a first edition of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species (estimated at $25,000 - $35,000), a viewing window from the Manhattan project (estimated at $150,000 - $250,000) and a woven silk portrait of Jacquard (estimated at $20,000 - $30,000).

However, the top lot of the auction is an Apple-1 computer.

When the computer first hit the market it was valued at $666.66, today that number has risen to $300,000 - $500,000. The Apple-1 was the first pre-assembled computer on the market and is credited as the origin of the success and evolution of personal computers. The original was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs family home, which was followed by a batch of 200. The computer that is up for auction is believed to be one of the first 50, making it even more rare.

APPLE 1 COMPUTER. Estimated at $300,000 - $500,000. Bonhams APPLE 1 COMPUTER. Estimated at $300,000 - $500,000. Photo via Bonhams


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