The Little Prince illustration valued at up to $600,000

An illustration by Anton Saint-Exupery from The Little Prince (1943) is to auction at Artcurial in Paris with a $500,000-600,000 estimate on December 9.

Exupery Little Prince
Saint-Exupery was killed in a plane crash the year after The Little Prince was published

The enormously popular book has sold over 140m copies worldwide, but the author never profited from it. He was killed in a plane crash in 1944, the year after its publication.

A previously unseen manuscript draft of the work sold for $479,515 at Artcurial in 2012.

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