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Auction 138, Lot 29

"Planiglobium Terrestre Minus in hanc Formam Reductam…", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This uncommon map is based on Johann Baptist Homann's Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utrog Hemisphaerio Caelesti and is embellished with similar engravings of natural phenomena and the starry heavens. However, the map itself differs from Homann's in that it presents an insular California and a different Terra Esonis with the Fretum Anian. The map also retains a faint outline of the great southern continent, Terra Australis Incongnita. Instead of celestial maps between the cusps of the hemispheres, Weigel has included terrestrial maps on polar projections.


Condition: A

Watermarked paper with a few insignificant spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/7/2011