Auction 158, Lot 221

Rare Map of Solar Eclipse of 1706

"Eclipseos Solis Totalis cum Mora, d. 12 Maji 1706, Horis Antem: in Europa Celebratae, Geographica Repraesentatio...", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Europe, Solar Eclipse

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 18.6 inches
57.7 x 47.2 cm

This rare map depicts the path of the solar eclipse that traveled across Europe on May 12, 1706. The central path of the eclipse is marked with a dotted line adjacent to the arrow at bottom left, running through Spain, France, Germany, Poland, and beyond. The diagram at left illustrates the science behind the eclipse.

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Condition: A

Full original color with marginal soiling. One small hole in Sweden and one chip in bottom blank margin have both been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/22/2016

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