Auction 150, Lot 31

"Planisphaer. Ter. cum Globo Coel et Terr. Sph Armil &c.", Anon.

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Hubner's Staats Zeitungs Lexicon

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 7.4 inches
22.9 x 18.8 cm

Small and very decorative double hemisphere map. California is depicted as an Island with a flat northern coast. 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. Five astronomical diagrams decorate the top of the map. At the base are a pair of globes and an armillary sphere, which is surrounded by putti using a variety of scientific instruments. The background is taken from a map by Homann displaying natural phenomenon such as volcanoes, earthquakes, waterspouts and a rainbow. "Tab. I. Geographia et Astronomia" is engraved above the map. Published in Johann Hubner's Staats Zeitungs Lexicon.

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Condition: B

A dark but slightly uneven impression with two minute worm tracks that are only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Unsold

Closed on 9/17/2014

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