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Auction 185, Lot 53

"Globus Terrestris ad Sphaeram Obliquam Delineatus / Globus Coelestis cum Astrodictico Artificiali Iunctus", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Globes

Period: 1774 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.1 inches
57.2 x 48.5 cm
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A very fine, large copper engraving of a pair of globes. The terrestrial globe most prominently features Africa, and identifies Europe, North and South America, and a few islands in the Atlantic. The celestial globe is centered on Gemini and Hercules. A ribbon-style banner contains the title, and Latin and German explanatory text panels are included below the globes.


Condition: B+

Lovely contemporary color on a sheet with a "M4C" watermark, light staining, and minor foxing. There are remnants of paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/17/2021