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Auction 181, Lot 37

"Von dem Globo oder Kugel des Himmels", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1612 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

A bold strapwork border surrounds this charming miniature map of the heavens with the major constellations delineated. It is based on the celestial map from Ortelius' Epitome, which was derived from a chart by Plancius. German text on verso, published in either Geographischer eyn oder Zusammengezogener Tabeln (1612) or Beshreibung der Gantzen Welt (1650), an identical edition with the exception of its title page.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0010:341; Warner p. 277.

Condition: A

There is a light dampstain in the top blank margin that does not impact map image.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/10/2021