Auction 171, Lot 29

"Planisphaer. Ter. cum Globo Coel et Terr. et Sph Armil Etc.", Hubner, Jacob

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.9 x 7.4 inches
22.6 x 18.8 cm

Small and very decorative double hemisphere map. California is depicted as an Island with an indented 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. Engraved by L.M. Steinberger.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with light soiling and minor foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/6/2019

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