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Auction 192, Lot 16

"Planisphaerium Terrestre cum Globo Coel et Terr. et Sphaer Armill. Etc.", Hubner, Johann

Subject: World

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Staats Zeitungs Lexicon

Color: Black & White

8.9 x 7.6 inches
22.6 x 19.3 cm
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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.


Condition: B

A dark impression with a couple of printer's creases at top right, toning and foxing along the edges of the sheet, and a few tiny tears and chips also along the edges. There is a tear at bottom right that extends 1cm into the image and has been repaired with old paper on verso. Remargined at left with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/26/2023