"Globus Terrestris", Probst, Johann Michael
Period: 1746 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.2 x 7 inches
23.4 x 17.8 cm
Charming double hemisphere map that is surrounded by engravings of the heavens and natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. The map itself shows a typical 18th century geographical view with an incorrect northwest coastline in North America and most of the Pacific incompletely mapped. Nestled between the hemispheres are two depictions of the solar system: one based on Copernicus and the other on Tycho Brahe's model. The title is contained in a banner across the top with text panels at the bottom naming the major regions of each continent. Cartography after Johann Schreiber.
Very fine impression and coloring. Full margins. A little marginal soiling and one area of light foxing in lower margins that enters into the text panel for Asia, still very good.