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Auction 167, Lot 25

"Hemel Globe", Halma, Francois

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 7.1 inches
31.5 x 18 cm
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Delightful double hemisphere celestial chart filled with astronomical figures. It depicts the ecliptic pole to ecliptic, joined through the winter solstice. It shows only the brightest stars, based on the Hondius model.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.

References: Warner, Anon. XI.

Condition: A

A superb impression with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/28/2018