Auction 106, Lot 29

"Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum Geographorum Observationibus…", Schreiber, Johann Georg

Subject: World

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 6.2 inches
24.1 x 15.7 cm

Charming double hemisphere map surrounded by engravings of the heavens and natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. The map shows a typical 18th century geographical view with the northwest coastline of North America extending toward Asia. Nestled between the hemispheres are two depictions of the solar system based on Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. Title contained in banner across the top with text panels at bottom naming the major regions of each continent.

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Condition: A

Original color. Couple of insignificant light spots, overall very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/3/2004

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