Auction 158, Lot 45

"Vorstellung der Sonnenfinsternis des 8ten Jeners 1750...", Lowitz (Lowizio), George Moritz

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 13 inches
35.1 x 33 cm

Published in October 1749, this chart depicts the predicted path of a solar eclipse in 1750. The various arcs relate to the visibility of the eclipse in different cities in Europe, including St. Petersburg, Rome, Berlin, Nuremberg, and Lisbon. This chart was created by George Moritz Lowitz, one of the main collaborators of the Homann Heirs company.

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Condition: B

Light soiling with several large damp stains. There is a previous owner's stamp on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/22/2016

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