Auction 105, Lot 28

"Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis…", Homann Heirs

Subject: World

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 18.5 inches
55.9 x 47 cm

Large double hemisphere world map surrounded by four polar spheres, each in a different projection. Two interesting diagrams depict the earth, as it would be seen from space. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the northwest corner. Two very large, decorative cartouches contain the titles, one in Latin and the other French.


Condition: B

Professional repairs of two tears on each side of the bottom centerfold, one extending about 2" into map. Couple of short tears repaired in top margin.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600


Closed on 12/3/2003