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Auction 130, Lot 63

"[Lot of 3 Globe Gores]", Eimmart, Georg Christoph

Subject: Globe Gores

Period: 1705 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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Georg Chirstoph Eimmart was one of Germany's foremost mathematicians and astronomers. He was also an engraver and instrument maker. His primary cartographic output was a celestial map that he made in conjunction with Homann. He also issued a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes, also published by Homann. These three sheets (plates 1, 3 & 4) form the gores for part of that terrestrial globe. They cover the Southern Hemisphere from the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa through most of the South Pacific Ocean. Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand are only partially formed. Olivier van Noort's expedition track is shown around the tip of Africa and into the Indonesian archipelago. The South Pole cap is included on one of the sheets. These globe gores are extremely rare.

References: Van den Krogt (Globes) pp. 122-23.

Condition: A

There is a printer' ink smudge on one of the sheets, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/2/2009