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Browsing Western Hemisphere.  Displaying records 1 - 13.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
45 Planisfero Meridionale, Corretto, et Accresciuto di Molte Stelle Celestial
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1700
B+
$1,100.00  

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This magnificent chart depicts the southern sky centered on the south ecliptic pole. The stars and constellations are based on the work of Hevelius, Bayer, and Halley. Several of the non-Ptolemaic constellations include Columba, La Croce (Crux), Rhombus (now known as Reticulum), and the twelve invented by Keyser and de Houtman. The stars are differentiated in six degrees of magnitude tha...
46 Typus Corporis Lunaris Panselini, una cum Maculis, Faculis, Montibus... Moon
A. Kircher
1682
A
$800.00  

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This marvelous engraving is an early view of the moon graphically depicting its craters based on the observations of Kircher and Christoph Scheiner in 1636 and 1650. Putti in a cloud background hold aloft the banner-style title cartouche. Kircher's masterpiece, titled Mundus Subterraneus (The Underground World), was the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, pr...
47 Systema Ptolomei. The Figure of the World... [on sheet with] Systema Mundi Secundum Copernicum [and] Secundum Cartesum [and] Secundum Tichonem Brahium Solar System
Philipp Cluver
1711
B+
$140.00  

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This copper engraving shows four different astronomical theories for the solar system: those of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes, and Tycho Brahe. An interesting comparative look at the various sun and earth-centric theories.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published wi...
48 Phaenomena Motuum Irregularium quos Planetae Inferiores Venus et Mercurius ad Annum Salutis MDCCX... Solar System
Doppelmayr/Homann
1716
A
$275.00  

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Interesting celestial chart showing the irregular motions of Earth, Mercury and Venus per the Copernican model during the year 1710. Along the left and right edges of the sheet are linear charts depicting the transit of Mercury across the Sun on November 5, 1710 and the (predicted) transit of Venus across the Sun on June 6, 1761. In the center is a circular chart of the solar system with pinwhee...
49 [Lot of 3 - Wind Roses] Regiones Ventorum et Nomina [and] Fig. 64 [and] Fig. 65 Wind Rose & Compass Rose
1618-83
$350.00  

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A. Regiones Ventorum et Nomina, by Hondius/Bertius, published in Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum, circa 1618 (3.6 x 3.6"). This is an elaborate 32-point wind rose, or compass rose. North is denoted with a fleur-de-lis, and east and south are illustrated with a lion and a sea monster. The first 19 winds are listed on verso in Greek, Latin, and Dutch. Reference: King (2nd ed....
50 Brietius's Draught of the Winds and Their Names According to the Ancients and Moderns Wind Rose
Philipp Cluver
1711
A
$110.00  

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This handsome wind rose gives the names of the directional winds according to both ancient and modern sources. At bottom are diagrams of the earth identifying the circles of latitude and the Roman 12-wind rose.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in...
51 Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur, Aquarum per Canales Hydragogos Subterraneos ex Mari et in Montium Hydrophylacia Protrusio... Cartographic Miscellany, Earth
A. Kircher
1682
A
$1,600.00  
Fascinating Cross-Section of the Earth

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The Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. This unusual copper engraving shows a cross-section of the earth's interior with its magma core and underground water sources. The surface of the earth is shown with mountain ranges, erupting volcanoes, and ships sailing in the oceans. Clouds and four wind-...
52 Typus Sympathicus Microcosmi cum Megacosmo sive Signaturas Plantarum, cum Singulis Humani Corporis Membris Exprimens Cartographic Miscellany
A. Kircher
1682
A
$240.00  

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This interesting engraving represents the theory that the human body is the cosmography of the microcosm in correlation to Ptolemy's cosmography of the macrocosm. Thus the workings of the human body are an analogy for the workings of the universe. This is from Kircher's masterpiece, Subterranean World, an immense and amazing work covering all aspects of anything that dwelled or occurred w...
53 Afbeeldinge van 't Zeer Vermaarde Eiland Geks-Kop... Cartographic Miscellany
Anonymous
1720
A
$400.00  

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This satirical engraving is from the important account of one the most infamous financial meltdowns in history, known as the Mississippi Bubble incident. The general term Bubble was applied to such schemes and this great engraving is filled with puns referring to the greed and foolishness of the speculators and investors. The central map is contained in an elaborately engrav...
54 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Abraham Ortelius
1571
B+
$5,500.00  
Rare First Plate of Ortelius' Influential Map of the New World

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This is one of the most famous maps of America, and one that had enormous influence on the future cartography of the New World. Frans Hogenberg engraved this map, and it is primarily based on Gerard Mercator's great multi-sheet world map of 1569. The most recognizable features of the map are the bulbous Chilean coastline and the exaggerated breadth of the North American continent. North Americ...
55 America Western Hemisphere - America
Jodocus Hondius
1623
B+
$4,750.00  
Hondius' Important Map of the Americas

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Jodocus Hondius' map of the Americas is one of the most elaborate examples of fine Dutch cartography. The decorations, including sea monsters, indigenous birds, native canoes and sailing vessels, are taken from De Bry's Grand Voyages. Particularly notable is the scene of natives preparing an intoxicating drink made from manioc roots, which is derived from Hans Staden's harrowing venture i...
56 Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentalis Western Hemisphere - America
Johann Theodore de Bry
1623
B+
$1,400.00  

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This scarce and important map of the Americas and the Pacific Ocean is based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco. It depicts the Papal line of demarcation between the Portuguese and Spanish spheres of influence. Being Spanish in origin, the map places the Philippines and Moluccas some 40 degrees too far east. There are both Latin and German script notations in the South Pacific. ...
57 America Noviter Delineata Western Hemisphere - America
Henricus Hondius
1631
B+
$1,600.00  

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This beautiful and popular map of the Americas was emulated by numerous cartographers and went through various editions. Originally issued by Jodocus Hondius II in 1618 with carte-a-figures borders, it was derived from two earlier maps by Blaeu. North America retains the peninsular California and the East Coast is beginning to take shape, although it still lacks detail in the mid-Atlantic region...


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