"Globe Celeste", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
12.4 x 7.1 inches
31.5 x 18 cm
This delightful double hemisphere celestial chart depicts the ecliptic pole to ecliptic, joined through the winter solstice. Based on the Hondius model, it shows only the brightest stars in their allegorical constellations with the figure view from the rear. A pair of putti hold the title cartouche at top and an eagle holds a banner at bottom with the Latin quotation Coeli Enarrant Gloriam Dei - the heavens declare the glory of God.
A nice impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with some minor extraneous creasing and professional repairs to several small worm holes in the top margin and a short tear at bottom.