Auction 134, Lot 37

"Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum Geographorum Observationibus…", Schreiber, Johann Georg

Subject: World

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 6.5 inches
24.4 x 16.5 cm

This charming twin hemisphere map is surrounded by engravings of the heavens and natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. The map shows a typical 18th century geographical view with an incorrect northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis, and partial coastlines for Australia and New Zealand. Nestled between the hemispheres are two depictions of the solar system based on Copernicus and Tycho Brahe.


Condition: A

There is some minor soil in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $325 - $450


Closed on 12/1/2010