Auction 129, Lot 455

"Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui, Cumzonis, circulis et situ Populorum Diverso", Cellarius/Schenk & Valck

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1708 (published)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.1 x 16.2 inches
51.1 x 41.1 cm

A superbly engraved and embellished chart shows the Eastern Hemisphere with the climatic zones and planetary details superimposed upon it. The elaborate border includes fine scrollwork, numerous busy putti and additional diagrams showing armillary spheres and climatic zones. The border also incorporates the two decorative title cartouches. Blank verso.

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Condition: B+

Very dark impression and original hand color. There are light water stains visible in the pink circular band.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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