Auction 149, Lot 29

"Planisphaerium Terrestre…", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1765 (circa)

Publication: Hubner's Staats Zeitungs Lexicon

Color: Hand Color

9 x 7.6 inches
22.9 x 19.3 cm

Small and very decorative double hemisphere map with California depicted as an island. Australia includes the western and northern coasts and the discoveries of Van Diemen. There are numerous Pacific islands including much of the western coastline of New Zealand. Numerous exploration routes are traced. Five astronomical diagrams decorate the top of the map. At the base is a pair of globes and an armillary sphere, which is surrounded by putti using a variety of navigational instruments. The background is taken from a map by Homann displaying natural phenomenon such as volcanoes, earthquakes, waterspouts and a rainbow. In the top left margin is "Tab. I. ad Geograph et Astronom." Published in Johann Hubner's Staats Zeitungs Lexicon.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with attractive color and a professionally repaired tear that runs just within the image adjacent to left neatline. Backed in thin Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 5/21/2014