"Globus Terrestris", Probst, Johann Michael
Period: 1789 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor ex Tabulis Geographicis
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 6.3 inches
24.1 x 16 cm
Charming double hemisphere map based on the cartography of Johann Schreiber. The map 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.
Good impression and original color. Some spots and damp stain in blank margins, affecting plate mark but not the map.