Auction 104, Lot 31

"Planisphaerium Terrestre cum…", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.9 x 7.3 inches
22.6 x 18.5 cm

Small and very decorative double hemisphere map with California depicted as an Island. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of Van Diemen. There are numerous Pacific islands, including much of the western coastline of New Zealand, through which numerous exploration routes are traced. Five astronomical diagrams decorate the top of the map. At the base is a pair of globes and an armillary sphere, which is surrounded by putti using a variety of navigational instruments. The background is taken from a map by Homann displaying natural phenomenon such as volcanoes, earthquakes, waterspouts and a rainbow. Title in top margin is "Tab. I. Geographia et Astronomia."


Condition: A

Fine sharp impression. One tiny spot in map, overall very good.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/10/2003