Auction 123, Lot 42

"II Schuine Ronde Aard-Bolle waar van t' Middelpunt is Amsterdam…", Keizer/De Lat

Subject: World

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif Tres… Geographiques…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 6.8 inches
24.1 x 17.3 cm

This interesting double hemisphere world map is presented to show Amsterdam's location on the Northern Hemisphere to the right and the corresponding point (de Tegenvoeters van Amsterdam) in the Southern Hemisphere on the left. In North America, there is a large Island of California. Australia and New Zealand are shown with incomplete coastlines. The map contains six smaller astronomical spheres with Ptolemaic and Ticho Brahe solar systems in the cusps of the hemispheres.

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Condition: B

A nice impression on a sheet with some irregular toning.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/20/2008

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