Auction 177, Lot 27

"Le Globe Celeste", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

This, scarce tiny celestial map presents the northern and southern skies with mythological representations of the constellations based on Ptolemy set in a strapwork background. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0010:341.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with a faint stain at top.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $475

Closed on 4/29/2020