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Auction 132, Lot 56

"Globe Celeste", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 7.2 inches
31.2 x 18.3 cm

This delightful double hemisphere celestial chart depicts the ecliptic pole to ecliptic, joined through the winter solstice. Based on the Hondius model, it shows only the brightest stars in their allegorical constellations with the figure view from the rear. A pair of putti hold the title cartouche at top and an eagle holds a banner at bottom with the Latin quotation Coeli Enarrant Gloriam Dei - the heavens declare the glory of God.


Condition: A

There is some minor toning and soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/2/2010