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Auction 151, Lot 49

"Discus Cronologicus Omnium S.R.I. Electorum... [on sheet with] Discus Chronologicus Regum Utriusque Siciliae et Ducum Principumque Italiae Praecipuorum...", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

28.3 x 16.8 inches
71.9 x 42.7 cm

This sheet contains two ingenious charts in the form of dials with moving pointers. The left-hand chart provides a chronology of rulers within the German Empire from 1200 to 1800 - with the chart remaining blank after 1716. There are 10 concentric rings, each representing a different kingdom or sphere of influence, such as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, King of Saxony, etc. The circle is divided into 6 centuries, with each century spanning 60 degrees. The names of the rulers are listed within each ring, and placed at the corresponding degree based on the year they came to power. The spheres of influence are also listed on the pointer, so that the pointer can be moved around the circle to any date to see the names of the noblemen on that date.

The right-hand chart shows a chronology of kings, princes and dukes from the most important Italian duchies and kingdoms from 1000 to 1800. Each century spans 45 degrees. The spheres of influence include the Kingdom of Naples, Kingdom of Sicily, and Duchy of Savoy.

The charts were printed on separate sheets, trimmed to the neatlines, and then joined and remargined to fit into a composite atlas. The separate rotating pointers on both charts are completely original and in perfect condition.

References: Tooley (MCC-1) #41.

Condition: A

Fine impressions with original color on bright, clean sheets, with some printer's ink residue at right.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/19/2014