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Auction 180, Lot 90

Rare Globe Gore Broadside for a Globe that Was Never Produced

"Specimen Trigesimae Sextae Partis ex Globo Terrestri Trium Pedum Parisin...", Lowitz (Lowizio), George Moritz

Subject: Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication: Description Complete ou Second Avertissement sur les Grands Globes Terrestres et Celestes

Color: Hand Color

14 x 17 inches
35.6 x 43.2 cm
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This rare uncut globe gore was created as a broadside advertisement for Georg Lowitz' 36-inch globe. The globe was intended to be produced by the prestigious Homann Heirs firm but never came to fruition. The gore shows the region from Baffin Island in the north to the equator in the south, including parts of Quebec, Newfoundland, northeastern United States, the Caribbean, and northern South America. Engraved by Sebastian Dorn of Nuremberg.


Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with a "Wolfeg" watermark. There are damp stains along the edges of the sheet, not affecting the image.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 11/18/2020