Auction 178, Lot 11

"Planisphaerium Terrestre cum Globo…", Hubner, Johann

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Staats Zeitungs Lexicon

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 7.6 inches
22.9 x 19.3 cm

Small and very decorative double hemisphere map with California depicted as an island. 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. Numerous exploration routes are traced. 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 navigational instruments. The background is taken from a map by Homann displaying natural phenomenon such as volcanoes, earthquakes, waterspouts, and a rainbow. In the top left margin is "Tab. I. ad Geograph et Astronom." Published in Johann Hubner's Staats Zeitungs Lexicon.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression with some printer's ink residue, a couple of minor spots, and a tiny hole along the centerfold at bottom. A horizontal printer's crease extends across the right side of the map at center.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/10/2020

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