Auction 102, Lot 60

"Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe, in quo loca Stellarum fixarum secundum Aequatorem…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.9 x 19 inches
58.2 x 48.3 cm

Large celestial chart depicting the constellations in the southern sky. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps. Each corner is decorated with cherubs depicted with various instruments; a pendulum clock, an azimuth circle, a telescope, and a sextant.

References: Warner, p. 64, 1B.

Condition: A

Professional and now invisible repair of small interior tear just left of centerfold. Old horizontal fold, now pressed and not visible on map face.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/5/2003

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